Watts, E. (2018) Analysis of Creationism in the United States from Scopes (1925) to Kitzmiller (2005) and its Effect on the Nation`s Science Education System. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag.


Watts, E. (in press) A brief overview of the ethical and educational implications that arise from differences between Buddhist and Christian teachings. In: Korrenz, R., Schmidt, A., Vieweg, K., Watts, E. (eds.) West-Eastern Mirror. Virtue and Morality in the German-Chinese Dialogue. Culture and Education Series.

Hoßfeld, U., Levit, G., Watts, E. (2018) Valentin Haecker (1864-1927): A Reference Guide. In: Evolutionary Developmental Biology. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-33038-9_23-1



Korrenz, R., Schmidt, A., Vieweg, K., Watts, E. (eds.) (in press) West-Eastern Mirror. Virtue and Morality in the German-Chinese Dialogue. Culture and Education Series.




Watts, E., Kutschera, U., Levit, G., Hossfeld, U. (2019) Ernst Haeckel’s prescient view. Nature 570(7760):164-164

Watts, E., Hoßfeld, U., Levit, G. (2019) Ecology and Evolution: Haeckel’s Darwinian Paradigm. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2019.04.003

Hoßfeld, U., Levit, G., Watts, E. (2019) 100 years of Phenogenetics: Valentin Haecker and his examination of the phenotype. Molecular Genetics and Genomics.

Watts, E. (in press) Understanding the full spectrum of creationist thought: from a flat earth to an intelligent designer. Verhandlungen zur Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie.

Hoßfeld, U., Levit, G., Watts, E. (2019) In the Shadow of Mendel: Valentin Haecker's first publication on phenogenetics (1915) - reprint and short commentary. Folia Mendeliana 54/12: pp. 39 - 65.

Watts, E. (2019) In search of a better means of increasing student receptivity to science: a look at American Buddhists and their disproportionately high acceptance of the theory of evolution. Cultural Studies of Science Education.

Watts, E. (2019) Teaching climate science to increase understanding and receptivity. American Biology Teacher. 

Watts, E., Hoßfeld, U., Levit, G. (2019) Climate Science Can’t Be Trumped: A look at how to translate empirical data into action. Vestnik: Political Science and Conflict Studies.


Hoßfeld, U.; Levit, G., Watts E. (2018) Genetik des Äußeren. Valentin Haecker und sein Konzept der „Phänogenetik“ (1918). Biologie in unserer Zeit 48 (4): 239-245.

Porges, K., Watts, E. (2018): Soviet Biologists and Evolutionary Theory - Who made it into the textbooks in former East Germany and Why? Studies in the History of Biology (Russian Academy of Sciences), Volume 10. No. 3, p. 7487.


Hoßfeld, U., Watts, E., Levit, G. (2017) Valentin Haecker (1864-1927) as a pioneer of phenogenetics: Building the bridge between genotype and phenotype. Epigenetics: official journal of the DNA Methylation Society

Hoßfeld, U., Watts, E., Levit, G. (2017) The First Darwinian Phylogenetic Tree of Plants. Trends in Plant Science 22(2):99-102.


Watts, E., Levit, G., Hoßfeld, U. (2016) Science Standards: The foundation of evolution education in the United States. Perspectives in Science.

Watts, E., Hoßfeld, U., Tolstikova, I., Levit, G. (2016) Beyond borders: On the influence of the creationist movement on the educational landscape in the USA and Russia. Theory in Biosciences.




Watts, E. "From conceptual conservatism to conceptual change: The how and why of mindfulness in biology education." Oral presentation at ESERA'19 Conference, Bologna Italy, August 2019.

Watts, E. "Secular Science Education as a Function of Cultural Pluralism and Equity in US American Education." Invited Oral Presentation at PROFJL International Tagung, Jena, Germany, July 2019.


Watts, E. “English as a Central Tool for Science Communication and Global Advancement of Science.” Invited Oral Presentation at the AKS Annual Meeting, Weimar, Germany, April 2018.


Watts, E. “Understanding the Creationist Phenomenon and Its Effect on Scientific Literacy.” Invited Oral Presentation, DGGTB Annual Meeting, Bonn, Germany, June 2017.



Watts, E., Hoffmann, C. "The two-sided coin of evolution education: Teachers’ competencies and students’ receptivity." ESERA'19 Conference, Bologna Italy, August 2019.

Hoffmann, C., Elizabeth, W., Knoblich, L., Porges, K., Hoßfeld, U. (2018): Biologie und Bildung im Bienenhaus. Tag der Forschung an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.