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