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DR. ASOK KUMAR DAS (1941-2021) – A TRIBUTE


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  • Alfred, J. R. B., Das, A. K. and Sanyal, A. K. 2006. Animals of India: Mammals, pp. 1-236, tabs. 1-3. ENVIS, Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 81-8171-094-0.
  • Chattopadhyay, P. and Das, A. K. 2003. Morphology, morphometry and ecology of testate amoebae (Protozoa: Rhizopoda) of North and North-east India. Mem. Zool. Surv. India, 19(4): 1-113, figs. 1-271, tabs 1-104.ISBN: 81-8171-004-5.
  • Das, A. K. 2007. A Monograph of the flagellate symbiotes of Indian termites with special reference to their host correlation and coevolution. Rec. zool. Surv. India, Occ. Paper No. 262, pp. 1-228, figs. 1-146, tabs. 1-91. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 978-81-8171-144-7.
  • Das, A. K. Jeevan Vigyan Probesika (5th to 8th Standard) (In Bengali).
  • Das, A. K. and Dev Roy, M. K. 1989. A General Account of the Mangrove Fauna of Andaman Islands.Fauna of Conservation Areas: 4. Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, India, pp. 1-173, figs. 1-115, tabs. 1-9.
  • Das, A. K., Nandi, N. C. and Dey, A. 2013. Wetland Faunal Diversity of West Bengal, 256 pp., figs. 1-4, tabs. 1-40. West Bengal Biodiversity Board, Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal and NBI, Kolkata. ISBN: 978-93-82258-10-0.
  • Dev Roy, M. K. and Das, A. K. 2000. Taxonomy, Ecobiology and distribution pattern of the Brachyuran Crabs of mangrove ecosystem in Andaman Islands. Rec. zool. Surv. India, Occ. Paper No. 185: 1-211, text-figs. 1-9, tabs. 1-2, pls. 1-21. ISBN: 81-85874-36-0.
  • Mandal, A. K., Das, A. K. and Nandi, N. C. 1990. Collection and Preservation of Animals: Protozoa and Mesozoa. Handbook of Zoological Collections, Z. S. I., pp. 1-17.
  • Nandi, N. C. and Das, A. K. 2010. Synoptic List of Protozoa from India and their assessment of taxonomic diversity. Part I. Parasitic Protozoa. Rec. zool. Surv. India Occ. Paper, 319: 1-456. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 978-81-8171-260-8.
  • Sarkar, L., Banerjee, S., (co-authors: Das, A. K. and Sinha, R. K.) 2012. Diversity and Distribution of Fishes in Damodar River System (India) - In Relation to Hydrological Variation and Anthropogical Stress. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 244 pp. ISBN: 10-9783659184840, 13-9783659184840.
  • Tikader, B. K. and Das, A. K. 1985. Glimpses of Animal Life of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, pp. v-xi + 1-170 (including Appendix I-X).
  • Alfred, J. R. B., Chakraborty, S. and Das, A. K. 2001. Mountains: Eastern Himalaya. In: J. R. B. Alfred, A. K. Das and A. K. Sanyal (eds.), Ecosystems of India, pp. 1-33, figs. 1-12, tabs. 1-14. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 81-85874- 3.
  • Bindu, L., Das, A. K. and Nandi, N. C. 2012. Protozoa. In: Fauna of Indian Museum Tank. Rec. zool. Surv. India, Occ. PaperNo. 333: 17-27, figs. 1-16, tabs. 1-2. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 978-81-8171-315-5.
  • Bindu. L, Jasmine P, Das, A. K., Nandi, N. C and Kumar, S. 2018. Protozoa (Free-living). Ch. 2; In: K. Chandra, D. Gupta, K. C. Gopi and B. Tripathy (eds.), Faunal Diversity of Indian Himalaya, pp. 45-57, figs. 1-5 and A-N. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 978-81-8171-478-7.
  • Das, A. K. 1990. Taxonomy and co-evolution of symbiotic protozoa with special reference to intestinal flagellates of termites and roaches. In: Taxonomy in Environment & Biology . Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, pp. 109-117, fig. 1, tab. 1.
  • Das, A. K. 1995. Protozoa. Wetland Ecosystem Series 1: Fauna of Chilka Lake, pp. 137-209, map. 1, figs. 1-60. Zool. Surv. India, Calcutta.
  • Das, A. K. 1996. Protozoa in the Thar desert. In: A. K. Ghosh, Q. H. Baqri and I. Prakash (eds.), Faunal Diversity in the Thar Desert: Gaps in Research, pp. 1-24. Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur. ISBN: 10-9388812336, 13-978-9388812337.
  • Das, A. K. 1997. Methods and approaches to data collection: Lower Invertebrates. In: J. R. B. Alfred, R. K. Varshney and A. K. Ghosh (eds.), An Assessment Manual for Faunal Biodiversity in South Asia. SACEP/NORAD Publication Series on Biodiversity in South Asia. No. 1: 67-73.
  • Das, A. K. 1998. Protozoa. In: J. R. B. Alfred, A. K. Das and A. K. Sanyal (eds.), Faunal Diversity in India, pp. 11-19, figs., tabs. 1-3. ENVIS, Zool. Surv. India, Calcutta.
  • Das, A. K. 1999. Island ecosystems. In: A. K. Ghosh, J. R. B. Alfred and J. K. Jonathan (eds.), Manual Environmental Inpact Assessment., pp. 176-187, tab. 1, annexure. Zool. Surv. India, Calcutta. ISBN: 81-85874-29-8.
  • Das, A. K. 2000. Biodiversity in island environment with special reference to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In: A. K. Aditya and P. Halder (eds.), Biodiversity and Environment, pp. 191-196. Daya Publishing House, Delhi, India.
  • Das, A. K. 2001. Mangroves. In: J. R. B. Alfred, A. K. Das and A. K. Sanyal (eds.), Ecosystems of India., pp. 239-259, figs. 1-10, tabs. 1-6. ENVIS, Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 81-85874-57-3.
  • Das, A. K. 2004. Protozoa. Fauna of Gujarat, State Fauna Series, 8(2): 417-427, tab. 1. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 81-8171-055-X.
  • Das, A. K. 2006. Concept and biodiversity in Indian ecosystems. In: R. C. Basu, R. A. Khan and J. R. B. Alfred (eds.), Environment Awareness and Wildlife Conservation, pp. 103-122, figs. 1-2, tab. 1. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 81-8171-117-3.
  • Das, A. K. and Chattopadhyay, P. 2005. Protozoa. Fauna of Western Himalaya (Part 2) - Himachal Pradesh, pp. 7-22, tabs. 1-2. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata.
  • Das, A. K., Mandal, A. K. and Nandi, N. C. 1993. Symbiotic Protozoa. Fauna of West Bengal, State Fauna Series, 3(12): 469-551, pls. 1-9, tab. 1, maps 1-2. Zool. Surv. India, Calcutta.
  • Das, A. K., Mandal, A. K., Nandi, N. C., Nandi, R. and Sarkar, N. C. 1993. Parasitic Protozoa. Fauna of West Bengal, State Fauna Series, 3(12): 135-467, pls. 1-13, maps 1-3. Zool. Surv. India, Calcutta.
  • Das, A. K., Mandal, A. K. and Sarkar, N. C. 1993. Freeliving Protozoa. Fauna of West Bengal, State Fauna Series, 3(12): 1-133, pls. 1-6, maps 1-Zool. Surv. India, Calcutta.
  • Das, A. K., Mandal, A. K., Tiwari, D. N. and Sarkar, N. C. 1995. Protozoa. Fauna of Meghalaya, State Fauna Series, 4(10): 1-107, fig. 1, pls. 1-8, tab. 1., maps. 1-4. Zool. Surv. India, Calcutta.
  • Das, A. K. and Nair, K. N. Protozoa (Freeliving). Fauna of Orissa, State Fauna Series, 1: 25-52. Zool. Surv. India, Calcutta.
  • Das, A. K. and Nandi, N. C. 1997. Protozoa. Fauna of Delhi, State Fauna Series, 6: 55-71. Published in commemoration of the 56th Anniversary of India’s Independence. Zool. Surv. India, Calcutta.
  • Das, A. K. and Nandi, N. C. 1999. Fauna of the Indian Sundarbans mangal and their role in the ecosystem. In: D. N. Guha Bakshi, P. Sanyal and K. R Naskar (eds.), Proc. Sir Willium Roxburgh Memorial Seminar on Sundarbans Mangal. Naya Prakash, Calcutta, pp. 417-427.
  • Das, A. K., Nandi, N. C. and Chattopadhyay, P. 2006. Protozoa. Fauna of Arunachal Pradesh, State Fauna Series, 13(2): 1-38, tabs. 1-3. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 81-8171-087-8.
  • Das, A. K., Nandi, N. C., Jasmine, P. and Dev Roy, M. K. 2019. Protista – Unicellular organisms. Ch. 3. In: K. Chandra, K. C. Gopi, S. S. Mishra and C. Raghunathan (eds.), Faunal Diversity of Mangrove Ecosystem in India, pp. 61-94, tabs. 1-3. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 978-81-8171-529-6.
  • Das, A. K., Nandi, R., Sarkar, N. C. and Saha, D. 2004. Protozoa. Fauna of Manipur, State Fauna Series, 10(3): 1-44, tabs. 1-4. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 81-8171-045-2.
  • Das, A. K. and Tiwari, D. N. 1997. Biodiversity in Indian Protozoa. Prani Jagat, pp. 167-170 (in Hindi). Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • Das, A. K., Tiwari, D. N., Nandi, R., Sarkar, N. C. and Saha, D. 2004. Freeliving and symbiotic protozoa. Fauna of Andhra Pradesh, State Fauna Series, 5(6): 423-466, tabs. 1-3. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN 81-8171-048-7.
  • Das, A. K., Tiwari, D. N. and Sarkar, N. C. 2000. Protozoa. Fauna of Tripura, State Fauna Series, 7(4): 1-52, fig. 1, tab. 1, maps 1-7. Zool. Surv. India. ISBN: 81-85874-48-4.
  • Das, A. K., Tiwari, D. N. and Sarkar, N. C. 2003. Protozoa. Fauna of Sikkim, State Fauna Series, 9(5): 1-43, tab. 1, maps 1-7. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 81-8171-007-X.
  • Das, A. K., Tiwari, D. N. and Sarkar, N. C. 2006. Protozoa. Fauna of Nagaland, State Fauna Series, 12: 13-41, tab. 1. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 81-8171- 095-9.
  • Mandal, A. K., Das, A. K. and Nandi, N. C. 1991. Protozoa. In: Animal Resources of India: Protozoa to Mammalia – State of the Art Report, pp. 1-17, tabs. 1-4, map. Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • Mukherjee, R. N. and Das, A. K. 2000. Protozoa. Fauna of Renuka Wetland, Wetland Ecosystem Series, 2: 7-9. Zool. Surv. India, Calcutta. ISBN: 81-85-874- 51-4.
  • Nandi, N. C. and Das, A. K. 2014. Farmers’ folk knowledge on multiple use system of freshwater wetlands of West Bengal. Proc. Nat. Sem.Trad. Knowl. & Prac., pp. 55-62, tab.1. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN: 978-81-8171-368-1.
  • Nandi, N. C., Kalavati, C., Das, A. K. and Nandi, R. 2004. Parasitic Protozoa. Fauna of Andhra Pradesh, State Fauna Series, 5(6): 1-422, figs. 1-810, tabs. 1-6. Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata. ISBN 81-8171-048-7.
  • Bindu, L. and Das, A. K. 2010. On some new records of testacids (Protozoa) from Pench National Park, Maharashtra, India. Rec. zool. Surv. India, 110(1): 31-34.
  • Chattejee, P., Sinha, A. K., Das, A. K. and Mitra, B. 2000. Studies on some testaceans (Protozoa: Rhizopoda): a community analysis. Ecol., Environ. Conserv., 6(2): 237-243.
  • Das, A. K. 1971. Leptopharynx chlorophagus sp. nov. (Ciliata: Protozoa) from freshwater of West Bengal, India. Curr. Sci., 40(8): 195-196.
  • Das, A. K. 1972. On the morphology of a new species of Pyrsonympha Leidy (Mastigophora: Protozoa) from a termite of West Bengal, India. Curr. Sci., 41(19): 706-707.
  • Das, A. K. 1974a. On the genus Oxymonas Janicki (Pyrsonymphidae: Mastigophora) from Indian termites. Acta Protozool., 12(22-32): 335-344.
  • Das, A. K. 1974b. On the genus Devescovina Foa (Devescovinidae: Mastigophora) from Indian termites, with a special note on the cytoplasmic extrusions of D. lemniscata Kirby. Arch. Protistenk, 116: 285-294.
  • Das, A. K. 1976. Studies on hypermastigids (Protozoa) from the termites of West Bengal, India. Acta Protozool., 15: 101-124.
  • Das, A. K. 1977. On the genus Foaina (Devescovinidae: Mastigophora) from Indian termites. Proc. Zool. Soc., Calcutta, 30: 61-66.
  • Das, A. K. 1983. A critique to the study of termite flagellates from India in relation to their hosts. Proc. Symp. Host. Environ., pp. 39-53, tabs. 1-2. Zool. Surv. India, Calcutta.
  • Das, A. K. 1983. Man and his environment. Andaman Students Forum, 4(18): 4 and 4(19): 1-3.
  • Das, A. K. 1985. Estuarine fauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Paper No. 12. State of the Art Report: Estuarine Biology. Zoological Survey of India, Berhampore, Paper No. 27, pp. 1-12 (mimeo).
  • Das, A. K. 1989. Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Prakriti Path, 6 & 7: 62-66.
  • Das, A. K. 1996. Faunal diversity, distribution pattern and zonation in the mangrove ecosystem of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Proc. zool. Soc., Calcutta, 49(2): 57-65.
  • Das, A. K. 1997. Mangrove associated fauna and their sustainable use with special reference to the Sundarbans and Andaman Islands. Proc. zool. Soc., Calcutta, 50(1): 54-57.
  • Das, A. K. 2007. Ecotoxicological impacts on some Indian ecosystems. J. Environ. & Sociobiol., 4(1): 1-8, tab. 1.
  • Das, A. K. and Chattopadhyay, P. 1997. Role of protozoa in environmental biomonitoring. Proc. zool. Soc., Calcutta, 50: 19-22.
  • Das, A. K. and Choudhury, A. 1972. Calonymphid flagellates (Trichonympha: Mastigophora) of Indian termites. Proc. zool. Soc., Calcutta, 25(2): 25-33.
  • Das, A. K. and Choudhury, A. 1975. Studies on some cytochemical localization in two species of termite flagellates from the host, Cryptotermes havilandi (Sjostedt). Dr. B. S. Chauhan Commemoration Volume. Proc. zool. Surv. India, pp. 185-195.
  • Das, A. K. and Dev Roy, M. K. 1980. On the wood-boring molluscs of South Andaman, India. Rec. zool. Surv. India, 77(1-4): 179-189, text-fig. 1A-H, tab. 1.
  • Das, A. K. and Dev Roy, M. K. 1981. On the teredinid borers of mangroves of Camorta Island, Nicobar, India. Bull. zool. Surv. India, 4(3): 391-393.
  • Das, A. K. and Dev Roy, M. K. 1982. Note on a fruit borer of mangroves of Andaman Islands, India. Geobios New Reports, 1(2): 131.
  • Das, A. K. and Dev Roy, M. K. 1984a. A note on the marine borer of mangroves of Little Andaman, India. Bull. zool. Surv. India, 6(1- 3): 95-98.
  • Das, A. K. and Dev Roy, M. K. 1984b. Report on the marine wood borers from the mangroves of Neil, Havelock and Peel Islands, Ritchie’s Archipelago, Andaman, India. Bull. zool. Surv. India, 6(1-3): 327-329.
  • Das, A. K., Dev Roy, M. K. and Mitra, B. 1987. Some moth borers of mangroves in the Bay Islands. J. Andaman Sci. Assoc., 3(2): 140-142, figs. 1-6.
  • Das, A. K., Dev Roy, M. K. and Mitra, B. 1988. Insect borers of mangroves in the Bay Islands. J. Andaman Sci. Assoc., 4(1): 32-38, figs. 1-11, tab. 1.
  • Das, A. K. and Maity, P. K. 1992. Island fauna: its dispersal, mode of colonization and evolutionary pattern. Proc. zool. Soc., Calcutta, 45(Suppl. B): 41-55.
  • Das, A. K., Misra, K. K. and Tho, Y. 1986. Studies on flagellate symbiotes of Cryptotermes cynocephalus Light from Malaysia. Arch. Protistenk, 131(3-4): 287- 292.
  • Das, A. K., Mitra, S. C. and Mukhopadhyay, S. 1977. Note on the occurrence of Telescopium mauritsi Butot (Mesogastropoda: Mollusca) from India. Newsl. zool. Surv. India, 3(3): 129-130.
  • Das, A. K., Mitra, S. C. and Mukhopadhyay, S. 1981. Studies on some molluscan collections by the Golden Crown from the Bay of Bengal with the note on the camouflage habit of a gastropod, Xenophora pallidula (Reeve). Proc. zool. Soc., Calcutta, 32: 79-87.
  • Das, A. K. and Mukherjee, R. N. 1974. On a new species of Balantidium Claparede and Lachmann from an Indian tortoise. Curr. Sci., 49(22): 730-731.
  • Das, A. K. and Nandi, N. C. 1995. Epizootiology of Epistylis infection in shrimp farm of West Bengal. Seafd. Export J., 26(11): 17-19.
  • Das, A. K. and Nandi, N. C. 1999. Fauna of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve. ENVIS Newsletter, 5: 4-9, tabs. 1-4. Zool. Surv. India, Calcutta.
  • Das, A. K., Nandi, N. C. and Mohankumar, O. R. 1998. Prevalence of bovine surra in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. Indian Vet. J., 75: 526-529.
  • Das, A. K., Sarkar, N. C., Bandhyopadhyay, S. and Roy, R. 1986. A new Trypanosoma, Trypanosoma xenentodon sp. nov., from a freshwater fish Xenentodon cancila (Hamilton) in West Bengal, India. J. Beng. Nat. Hist. Soc., New Series, 5(2): 133-139.
  • Das, A. K. and Sharma, R. M. 1984. Necrophagous habit in the Giant African Snail, Achatina fulica fulica Bowdick. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., 81(1): 219-220, pl. 1.
  • Dev Roy, M. K. and Das, A. K. 1985. Marine wood-borers from the mangrove ecosystem of Great Nicobar Island, India. Bull. zool. Surv. India, 7(2-3): 251-254.
  • Dev Roy, M. K., Mitra, B and Das, A. K. 1987. On some insect borers of mangroves of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Bull. zool. Surv. India, 8(1-3): 203-207,pls. 10-11.
  • Nair, K. N. and Das, A. K. 1974. On a new and two rare freshwater ciliates (Protozoa) from West Bengal, India. Proc. zool. Soc, Calcutta, 27: 35-39.
  • Nair, K. N., Das, A. K. and Mukherjee, R. N. 1971. On some freshwater Rhizopoda and Heliozoa (Protozoa) from Calcutta and its environs. Part 1. Rec. zool. Surv. India, 65(1-4): 1-16, text-figs. 1-3.
  • Nandi, N. C., Das, A. K., Raut, S. R. and Choudhury, A. 2015. Report on the occurrence of some new philasterine and trichostomatine ciliates inhabiting echiurid worms of Indian Sundarban coast. J. Environ. & Sociobiol., 12(2): 253-255, figs. 1-13.
  • Nandi, N. C., Das, A. K. and Sarkar, N. C. 1993. Protozoa fauna of Sundarban mangrove ecosystem. Rec. zool. Surv. India, 93(1-2): 83-101, tabs. 1-2.
  • Sharma, R. M. and Das, A. K. 1984. Further contribution to the knowledge of Zoocecidia of the mangrove, Avicennia marina (Forsk) Vier. Rec. zool. Surv. India, 81(3-4): 123-126, pl. 9, figs. 1-5.
  • Sharma, R. M., Dev Roy, M. K. and Das, A. K. 1983. New records of Zoocecidia from mangroves of Andaman Islands. Geobios New Reports, 2(2): 139-141, fig. 1.
  • Sharma, R. M., Dev Roy, M. K., Mitra, B. Das, A. K. 1984. New records of Zoocecidia on the mangrove, Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vier. from Andaman Islands, India. Geobios New Reports, 3(1): 46-48, fig. 1.
  • Subba Rao, N. V., Das, A. K. and Mitra, S. C. 1980. On the freshwater molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Rec. zool. Surv. India, 77(1-4): 215-245, pls. 1-4.
  • Tiwari, K. K., Das, A. K., Dev Roy, M. K. and Khan, T. N. 1980. on the wood-borer of mangroves of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with a note on the gallery pattern of some insect borers. Rec. zool. Surv. India, 77(1-4): 357-362, tab. 1.
  • Das, A. K. 1974. On the taxonomic status of some controversial genera and species of the flagellates from Indian termites. Proc. III International Congr. Parasitol., 1: 4.
  • Das, A. K. 1981. Mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Proc. Seminar on Island Biology. Botanical Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Circle, Port Blair, November 10 & 11, 1981, Abstract No. 15.
  • Dev Roy, M. K., Das, A. K. and Mitra, B. 1984. Studies on the insect borers of mangroves of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Proc. Third Oriental. Entom, Symp., Trivandrum, 1984, pp. 136-137.
  • Mandal, A. K. and Das, A. K. 1986. Some protozoans of the macrobenthic organisms of Lower Bengal, India. 2nd Asian Congr. Parasit., Lucknow, 13-16 February, Abstract No. – D 5, p. 129.
  • Das, A. K. 1990. Retrospect and prospect of mangrove research in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. National Seminar on “Mangrove Awareness in India” a part of the Jawaharlal Nehru Community Bio-diversity Conservation Movement, p.3. World Wide Fund For Nature, India.
  • Das, A. K. and Nandi. 2001. Endangered and threatened animals of Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve. Proc. Workshop on Sundarbans Day, 3rd June, 2001. Abstract No. B4.
  • Das, A. K. and Nandi. 2013. Multiple use system in Indian Sundarban mangrove. Proc. Nat. Sem. on Natural Resources and Heritage Conservation Issues in India. Organized by SEBA, pp. 3-4.

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