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Exotic locales and wondrous plantlife: the life of USC's Alison Shapcott. Photo: USC

Profile: USC’s botanist with a passion for ‘suicidal’ palm trees

This is Campus Review‘s Profile series, in which we visit with an academic or researcher to learn more about them and their work.¬†Alison Shapcott from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) has just returned from Madagascar, where she has been studying the Tahina palm, which is known as a suicide plant for reasons she will explain below. She is also a fan of the¬†terpsichorean arts and Botswanan-set airport fiction. Let’s find out more!

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