Researchers thought 30 years ago that they just introduced some Glanville fritillary butterfly larvae on a small island in the Åland Islands, Finland. Little did they know that within the butterfly larvae there nested two other insect species and a bacterial symbiont.
A common endosymbiotic bacterium has led to reduced genetic diversity across large areas of the blue-tailed damselfly range.
Discussions of a broken value system are ubiquitous in science. Anne Duplouy is part of a team of 24 international women scientists pushing for a shift in the value system to redefine “impact” and “success” in science.