Summary data on the outcomes of invasive alien species control interventions from published literature

  • P. García Díaz (Contributor)
  • Philip Cassey (Creator)
  • Grant L. Norbury (Creator)
  • Xavier Lambin (Contributor)
  • L. Montti (Creator)
  • J.C. Pizarro (Creator)
  • Priscila A. Powell (Creator)
  • David Burslem (Contributor)
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  • G. Damasceno (Creator)
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  • A. Fidelis (Creator)
  • Magdalena F. Huerta (Creator)
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This dataset comprises summary data for a literature search on invasive alien species (IAS) control efficacy and their outcomes. It contains article title, authors, journal, year of publication, taxa investigated, type of control method, and whether the paper evaluated outcomes. Overall, 373 publications were assessed. The literature search on Web of Science and the subsequent screening were conducted between May and July 2020.,Literature review was based on a Web of Science search for the keywords “invasive species control efficacy”. The search yielded a total of 682 publications. Studies about biofouling and ballast water were excluded because these were about preventing the release of new invasive alien species (IAS) rather than controlling established populations. Laboratory-only experiments were also excluded but aquarium, greenhouse, and mesocosmos experiments were retained as these experimental designs can be used to assess IAS impacts and the relationship between IAS control and the outcomes of this intervention. Overall, 373 publications were assessed as relevant.,
Date made available1 Jan 2020
PublisherNatural Environment Research Council

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