García Díaz, P. et al

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

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.

Publication date: 2020-10-16

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Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: García Díaz, P.; Cassey, P.; Norbury, G. ; Lambin, X.; Montti, L. ; Pizarro, J.C. ; Powell, P.A.; Burslem, D.F.R.P.; Cava, M.; Damasceno, G.; Fasola, L.; Fidelis, A.; Huerta, M.F.; Langdon, B.; Linardaki, E. ; Moyano, J.; Núñez, M.A.; Pauchard, A.; Phimister, E.; Raffo, E.; Roesler, I.; Rodríguez-Jorquera, I.; Tomasevic, J.A. (2020). Summary data on the outcomes of invasive alien species control interventions from published literature. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.



Study area

Provenance & quality

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.

Correspondence/contact details

Pablo Garcia
University of Aberdeen


García Díaz, P.
University of Aberdeen
Cassey, P.
The University of Adelaide
Norbury, G.
Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research
Lambin, X.
University of Aberdeen
Montti, L.
Pizarro, J.C.
Universidad de Concepción
Powell, P.A.
Burslem, D.F.R.P.
University of Aberdeen
Cava, M.
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Damasceno, G.
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Fasola, L.
Fidelis, A.
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Huerta, M.F.
Universidad Austral de Chile
Langdon, B.
Universidad de Concepción
Linardaki, E.
University of Aberdeen
Moyano, J.
Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Núñez, M.A.
Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Pauchard, A.
Universidad de Concepción
Phimister, E.
University of Aberdeen
Raffo, E.
Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero
Roesler, I.
Rodríguez-Jorquera, I.
Universidad Austral de Chile
Tomasevic, J.A.
Universidad Austral de Chile

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University of Aberdeen

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
Environmental risk
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:37