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Birand A, Pawar S, 2004, An ornithological survey in north-east India, Forktail, Vol: 20, Pages: 7-16
We conducted surveys between October 2000 and June 2001 at nine sites in north-east India with low- to mid-elevation tropical evergreen forest, with a particular focus on forest species. 261 bird species were recorded, including five globally threatened species (White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata, Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis, Pallas’s Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus, Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus, Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa, four Near Threatened species (White-cheeked Partridge Arborophila atrogularis, Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis, Brown Hornbill Anorrhinus tickelli, Blyth’s Kingfisher Alcedo hercules), three restricted-range species, several poorly known species, and a number of new altitudinalrecords. In general, north-east India remains deficient in avifaunal data. Further surveys, especially in the poorly known interior montane tracts, are needed to assist the identification of conservation priorities in the region.
Pawar S, 2003, Taxonomic chauvinism and the methodologically challenged, BIOSCIENCE, Vol: 53, Pages: 861-864, ISSN: 0006-3568
Pawar SS, Choudhury BC, 2000, An inventory of Chelonians from Mizoram, North-east India: new records and some observations on threats, Hamadryad, Vol: 25, Pages: 144-158
We present observations on six species of chelonians documented during herpetological surveys in Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary and surrounding areas in south Mizoram, North-east India. All are first reports from the area. These records help fill in distribution gaps for four species, and extend the known distribution range of two (Kachuga sylhetensis and Amyda cartilaginea). Of the latter, A. cartilaginea is reported from the Indian subcontinent for the first time. These records emphasize the need for surveys to refine the distribution mapping of testudines in North-east India, particularly in the hill states. Vernacular names of all species recorded in the present survey are provided, along with notes on their status in the area. We also discuss threats to each species, with special emphasis on the effects of shifting cultivation and consumptive use
Pawar SS, 1996, Book review: Biogeography of the reptiles of South Asia, Current Science, Vol: 75, Pages: 857-858, ISSN: 1715-5312
Zheng JX, Pawar S, Goodman DFM, Comments on "Towards Unambiguous Edge Bundling: Investigating Confluent Drawings for Network Visualization"
Bach et al.  recently presented an algorithm for constructing generalconfluent drawings, by leveraging power graph decomposition to generate anauxiliary routing graph. We show that the resulting drawings are not strictlyguaranteed to be confluent due to potential corner cases that do not satisfythe original definition. We then reframe their work within the context ofprevious literature on using auxiliary graphs for bundling, which will help toguide future research in this area.
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