Discussion Questions:

Discussion Questions:
1. Are there any major tenets of the biotic resistance hypothesis that are true for all
systems, or does it always depend?
2. Why are there differences in invader diversity based on scale? What other sampling
biases might come in to play when attempting to test the biotic resistance hypothesis?
3. Is invader abundance/diversity a good approximation of community invasibility? Why or
why not?
4. What is the difference between alpha, beta and gamma diversity? How might invasive
species impact each of these separately or cumulatively?
5. Is scale of interaction between species a more important factor to look at than just
spatial scale? If so, can we identify the level of the scale that leads to invasion paradox?
6. What is the core/ true salespoint of diversity (species richness) in terms of affecting
susceptibility to invasion?