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Leading Edge Ecological Analysis

Tim Low’s reports, books, articles and talks have contributed to ecological thought and environmental policy in Australia and more widely.Written for a general audience, his books have attracted broad academic interest and serve as recommended reading in many university courses.

His environmental consultancy work is sometimes highlighted by the media and cited in journal articles and books.

He speaks at events around Australia and internationally.

His columns, articles and photos have appeared widely.

News about recent and upcoming activities can be found here.

Tim has written a detailed report about the controversial herbicide glyphosate, providing a perspective on its classification by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a probable carcinogen, and considering the implications for the environment if it is banned.

The Guardian published a long article, War of the Weedkiller, based on Tim’s article, as did The Land. Tim was interviewed on several radio interviews about the report, which was published in November by the Invasive Species Council.

Leaf-tail geckoes have distribution patterns that provide unique insights into past climates, something Tim has written about in reports for government. The Eungella leaf-tail (Phyllurus nepthys) is confined to elevated rainforest west of Mackay. In the 1970s Tim contributed to the discovery of new leaf-tail species.