García Díaz, P. et al

Inventory of impacts of seven invasive alien species in Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. Results of an expert elicitation exercise

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.

Publication date: 2021-08-24

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

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

You must cite: García Díaz, P.; Montti, L. ; Powell, P.A.; Phimister, E.; Pizarro, J.C. ; Fasola, L.; Langdon, B.; Pauchard, A.; Raffo, E.; Bastías, J. ; Damasceno, G.; Fidelis, A.; Huerta, M.F.; Linardaki, E. ; Moyano, J.; Núñez, M.A.; Ortiz, M.I.; Rodríguez-Jorquera, I.; Roesler, I.; Tomasevic, J.A. ; Burslem, D.F.R.P.; Cava, M.; Lambin, X. (2021). Inventory of impacts of seven invasive alien species in Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. Results of an expert elicitation exercise. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/d00a647a-16ec-4d2a-a3a3-ad59597e8ca2

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2019-12-01    to    2019-12-31

Provenance & quality

Expert elicitation activity

Methods & contents: Seventeen experts working on seven case studies received individual Impact Score spreadsheets based on the "CONTAIN-ImpactScoringSheet(MinkExampleSalamanca-English).xlsx", and were instructed to complete them independently following the guidance provided in the file "CONTAIN-ImpactScoringInstructions.pdf". All the impacts listed by the experts can be found in the "Compiled-Impact.csv" file. After two rounds of scoring, the results were further discussed during a facilitated workshop in San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina; December 2019).

We conducted a preliminary evaluation of the usefulness of our methods by sending the "ImpactBrief-CONTAIN(Español).pdf" and "ImpactBrief-CONTAIN(English).pdf" to our collaborators in Latin America. This part was carried out by co-authors LM, PAP, LF, BL, AP, and ER.
The final, agreed, impact scores can be found in the file "Unique-Impact.csv".

Correspondence/contact details

Dr Pablo García Díaz
University of Aberdeen
 pablo.garciadiaz@abdn.ac.uk

Authors

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

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Aberdeen
 pablo.garciadiaz@abdn.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Alien species,  Collaborative process,  Expert elicitation,  Latin America,  Natural resource management planning,  Uncertainty
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/S011641/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:21