Damasceno, G.; Fidelis, A.

Plant biodiversity and associated environmental data along an invasion gradient of Urochloa decumbens following prescribed burnings in a tropical savanna, Cerrado region, Brazil, 2019-2021

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.
Publication date: 2023-04-04