Tim has written many magazine articles about various bush foods, including mulga gum, oozing here from a mulga tree (Acacia aneura) near Uluru.

Selected Magazine Articles

Here are some articles published in magazines and online over the years.
Tim Low currently writes a blog for Australian Geographic magazine, having in the past written many features for the print editions, including the cover story of the twentieth anniversary issue.

Over a period of more than 30 years he has written many articles for Wildlife Australia magazine, and several of these are available below.

He was a leading contributor to the Australian Museum’s quarterly magazine Nature Australia (previously Australian Natural History). Running from 1985 to 2006, his column, Wild Things, was the longest in the magazine’s 85 year history. All articles were peer reviewed, with photos provided by Tim. He also wrote features for the magazine.

He recently reviewed a book about dingoes for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Wildlife Australia

Considering Corridors

Corridors have become an inspiring concept in conservation today, but there is a risk of their benefits being oversold and problems denied. (2013, 50[4]: 4-8)

Native Problems

Australian species are causing some unusual conservation problems today. Examples include a native grass that is endangering rare snails, and a whelk that has transformed the Swan River estuary. (2016, 53[1]: 4-8)

New Caledonia

To understand Australia better we should get to know this amazing island. (2014, 50[5]: 18-22)

Deep Sisters

Instead of using the word ‘primitive’ for species such as the platypus we should be talking more about ‘sisters’. (2013, 50[1]: 4-8)

Fish in a Dry Land

“By where they live, freshwater fish pose mysteries that don’t apply to most animals”. (2013, 50[4]: 46-47)

ABC Environment

Wildlife Corridors Carry Risks

“Conservation today is often about reducing connectivity.”

Good Intentions strangled by weeds

Aid and development agencies are doing great harm in Africa because they believe that humans exercise ultimate control over plants.”

Too Busy to Grieve

“I have lived long enough to have seen for myself species that went extinct. It is nothing unsusual.”

Nature Australia

The Cassowary’s Last Meal

The past presence of cassowaries in subtropical Australia can be inferred from the existence of rare trees with large fruits suitable for dispersal only by these large birds. (1996, 25[4]: 16-17)

Why Evergreen?

“Why are so few Australian trees deciduous?” (1998, 26[2]: 22-230)

The Amazing Voyages of Beach Beans

The seeds of seashore plants travel widely. Coconuts have reached Norway. On the Christmas Island Bird’n’Nature Week held in September each year Tim shows guests Greta Beach, a special site where beach seeds have been studied. (1996-7, 25[7]: 22-23)

In an article for Nature Australia, Tim considered whether Australia has an unusually nocturnal mammal fauna. Diurnal activity is often tied to cold weather, as these Tasmanian pademelons show.
Various articles written for Wildlife Australia magazine over a period of 20 years include one addressing the similarities and differences between Australia and Borneo, an island that Tim has visited on several occasions, the first time more than 40 years ago.
The orangutan provides an obvious contrast but there are also species that tell of similarities including such birds as emerald doves, woodswallows, whistlers, and plants such as tea trees (Leptospermum) and bearded heaths (Leucopogon).