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  • The data comprise measurements of the impact of two prescribed annual burnings on the ecological properties of an invasion gradient by Urochloa decumbens in a tropical savanna (Cerrado). The ecological properties measured before (2019) and after the experiment (2021) were the abundance of invasive species, illuminance, air temperature, air humidity, specific leaf area, species richness, species diversity, vegetation cover, biomass, decomposition rate and carbon efflux. The two experimental areas were located within two reserves in Southeast and Central Brazil: Estação Ecológica de Itirapina in the municipalities of Brotas and Itirapina in São Paulo State, and Parque Nacional de Brasília in the Distrito Federal. Data were collected during multiple field excursions between March 2019 and September 2021. Full details about this dataset can be found at

  • [This dataset is embargoed until December 1, 2024]. The data contains variables related to the diversity and structure of plant communities of cattle-grazed and burned old-growth grasslands and ungrazed and unburned old-growth grasslands located in the northern region of the Cerrado, specifically in the municipality of São Félix do Tocantins, state of Tocantins, Brazil, collected in March and April 2022. Data were collected in 100 plots of 1-m² distributed over ten old-growth grasslands (10 plots per site), of which five were grazed and burned and five ungrazed and unburned. Full details about this dataset can be found at

  • This dataset contains single scanning electron microscopy images for fruits/seeds collected between 2014 and 2020 from fourteen plant species found in Brazilian Cerrado as an indication of seed structure, morphology and size. The work was supported by NE/T004851/1 NERC-FAPESP Seedcorn Fund Collaboration Project "Fire-adapted seed traits in Cerrado species" between RHUL (UK) and UNESP (Brazil). Full details about this dataset can be found at

  • 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. Full details about this dataset can be found at

  • This dataset contain inventories of the impacts of invasive alien species (IAS) in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. These include seven case studies: pines (Pinus contorta) in the Araucanía and Aysén Regions (Chile); (ii) pines (Pinus contorta) in the Northern Patagonia Region (Argentina); (iii) privet (Ligustrum lucidum) in the Yungas Forest (Argentina); (iv) invasive grasses (Urochloa brizantha and Urochloa decumbens) in the Cerrado (Brazil); (v) the American mink (Neovison vison) in Austral Patagonia (Argentina); (vi) the American mink in the Los Ríos Region (Chile); and, (vi) the yellow jacket wasps (Vespula germanica) in the Los Ríos Region (Chile). The impacts were elicited by experts (varying between two and four experts for each case study) following the procedures described in the supporting files. A total of 1,526 impacts were identified by the experts, and these impacts can be found in the "Compiled-Impact.csv" file. This file contains information about the impact outcome, impact mechanism, EICAT impact category, level of confidence, the species or asset impacted, the direction of the impact, the extent of the study area, the name of the IAS, whether the IAS is a plant or an animal, and the country. After two rounds of scoring, the impacts listed in the “Compiled-Impact.csv” were further discussed during a facilitated workshop in San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina; December 2019). The final, agreed impact scores can be found in the file "Unique-Impact.csv". This final dataset contains 209 impacts and information about the same variables described above for the “Compiled-Impact.csv” file. Full details about this dataset can be found at

  • [This dataset is embargoed until May 31, 2025]. Data package containing information and the results of our expert-based stakeholder mapping exercise for six invasive non-native species case studies in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, 2021. These six case studies included invasive grasses (Urochloa spp.) in Brazil, glossy privet (Ligustrum lucidum) in Argentina, lodgepole (Pinus contorta) and Montery pines (Pinus radiata) in Argentina, American mink (Neogale vison) in Argentina and Chile, lodgepole (Pinus contorta) and Montery pines (Pinus radiata) in Chile, and German yellow-jacket (Vespula germanica) in Chile. The datasets included are: (i) a list of all the stakeholders identified, their characteristics, interest in invasive non-native species (INNS) and their management, and the positive and negative ecological, economic, and social impacts of INNS experienced by the stakeholders; (ii) an example of a stakeholder spreadsheet used to collect information during our activities; (iii) a list of consensus strategies for engaging stakeholders identified by the participants; and (iv) two examples of stakeholder engagement strategies. Full details about this dataset can be found at