The IBE has promoted the creation of various documentaries to share the evolutionary perspective with our audiences.

Below is a selection of some of these productions.
You can view all our audiovisual productions on our open YouTube channel.

A KISS THAT CHANGED HISTORY? | What ancient DNA can tell us about human evolution

Did you know that ancient DNA is a window into our past?

Through it, at the IBE we have discovered incredible things...

What an Extinct Human Population looked like; the evolutionary history of a giant ape; the existence of a ghost population hidden in our genes. Even... an encounter between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens.

And this is just the beginning. The Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF) presents a documentary illustrated by Laura Fraile about the history written in our genes.

In collaboration with Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación y de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y Tecnología ‐ FECYT.


Vanessa's Odyssey, Tribute to the butterfly Vanessa cardui and her incredible journey

This outreach video illustrates the longest migratory journey of any species of insects: the round-trip migration of the Vanessa cardui (Painted lady) butterfly between northern Europe and the African savannah. This extraordinary trip is repeated year after year by millions of specimens!

Funding: FECYT, Generalitat de Catalunya, European Commission, Marie Curie Actions and National Geographic.


Books by our community


Many IBE researchers are also prolific writers. You can check here all of our researcher's publications.Videos and multimedia material can be viewed on our YouTube channel and on our social media accounts. We are on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn. You can also see images of our events in the institutional Flickr