FOREST RESEARCH IN SARAWAK
The first Forest Research programme of the Sarawak Forest Department began in June 1958.
-Sarawak Forest Department, F orest Research Development Plan, 1966-1970, Introduction.
FOREST RESEARCH IN SABAH (NORTH BORNEO)
Forest Research in North Borneo was first placed on a regular footing with the recruitment of a Forest Ecologist in 1955. Prior to the arrival of these officers, research had been conducted as a part time occupation by administrative Forest Officers, notably H.G. Keith and J. Agama.
The research problems posed by the opening, in 1952, of the forests of North Borneo to intensive exploitation by modern mechanical methods were so great and so general to character, that it was thought well not to confine research efforts, in the earlier years, by a rigid programme; the general exploratory stage has now passed and with the filling once again of the posts of both Ecologist and Forest Botanist the time is opportune for the publication of this present programme.
-P.F. Burgess, Forest Department, North Borneo, Research Programme, 1960-1964, Introduction