Dr. A.A. BIDIN (UKMB) has been appointed Head of the Botany Department of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, beginning in June 1988. He also coordinates the work in the Fernery. Mr. N.D. BROWN (OXF) completed nearly two years at Danum Valley (Sabah) and returned to Oxford in November 1988 to start writing up his study on dipterocarp seedling behaviour and microclimate in a range of 10 artificial canopy gaps.