A Markov operator preserving C(X) is known to induce a decomposition of the locally compact space X to conservative and dissipative parts. Two notions of ergodicity are defined and the existence of subprocesses is studied. A sufficient condition for the existence of a conservative subprocess is given, and then the process is assumed to be conservative. When it has no subprocesses, sufficient conditions for the existence of a σ-finite invariant measure are given, and are extended to continuous-time processes. When the invariant measure is unique, ratio limit theorems are proved for the discrete and continuous time processes. Examples show that some combinations of conservative processes are not necessarily conservative.
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