|Abstract||Mr J.A.R. Anderson of Kuching, Sarawak, has been awarded the degree of Ph.D. by the University of Edinburgh, in absentia, on July 6, 1961. The title of his thesis is: The ecology and forest types of the peat swamp forests of Sarawak and Brunei in relation to their silviculture. It is a privilege to insert a summary of it in this Bulletin under VII. For a reference to a preliminary paper, see Bibliography.|
Mr I.H. Burkill was congratulated on attaining his 90th birthday, May 18, 1960, and, as we learnt from Dr. Holtturn, he in the meantime celebrated his 91th in excellent health. In honour of his birthday the Gardens’ Bulletin, Singapore, vol. 17, part 3, was dedicated to him and filled with some special articles by Dr. H. Santapau, Mr C.X. Furtado, and Prof. Dr. R.E. Holttum dealt with his activities in India and Malaysia.