Professor Catherine Kleier, Ph.D.

Professor Catherine Kleier
  • Regis University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
Wherever we look, I think we can be surprised at what’s out there in the plant kingdom.

Dr. Catherine Kleier is a Professor of Biology and former chair of the Department of Biology at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Professor Kleier holds a Ph.D. in Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds an M.S. in General Science with an emphasis in botany and plant pathology from Oregon State University and a B.A. in Ecology, Population, and Organismic Biology from the University of Colorado Boulder.

The recipient of numerous honors and awards, Dr. Kleier was named Colorado Professor of the Year in 2015 by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2014, she was elected Faculty Lecturer of the Year at Regis University. In previous years, she was selected as a scholar for the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Environment Forum and was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

Professor Kleier teaches courses in plant physiology, ecology, and environmental science. Her current research includes long-term restoration ecology on trails in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, plant impacts from skiing, and urban ecology. Her laboratory work has focused on the effect of magnesium chloride on the growth and reproduction of plants.

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  1. Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany Sale

    Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany

    Catherine Kleier
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    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $49.95 $269.95 $49.95$269.95
    If you look around right now, chances are you’ll see a plant. It could be a succulent in a pot on your desk, grasses or shrubs just outside your door, or trees in a park across the way. Proximity to plants tends to make us happy, even if we don’t notice, offering unique pleasures and satisfactions. In Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany, Dr. Catherine Kleier opens our eyes to the phenomenal and exciting...
  2. (Set) Plant Science & Mysteries of the Microscopic World Set on sale

    (Set) Plant Science & Mysteries of the Microscopic World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $427.00 Starting at $70.90 $524.90 $70.90$524.90
    Get introduced to the worlds of astonishing complexity all around you with this two-course set. Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany opens your eyes to the fascinating and ever-surprising world of plants, while Mysteries of the Microscopic World is your illustrated guided tour through a realm that is as teeming with exotic life as any rainforest—and is just as exciting.
  3. (Set) The Scientific Wonder of Birds & Plant Science Set on sale

    (Set) The Scientific Wonder of Birds & Plant Science

    Catherine Kleier
    Save up to $372.00 Starting at $66.90 $469.90 $66.90$469.90
    Uncover the mysteries and beauties of nature with this two-course set. Begin by grasping the astonishing features of avian physiology, biology, intelligence, and behavior with The Scientific Wonder of Birds. Then, learn how to identify and understand the workings of any plant you may encounter with help from Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany.
  4. (Set) Plant Science & Foundations of Organic Chemistry Set on sale

    (Set) Plant Science & Foundations of Organic Chemistry

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $503.00 Starting at $106.90 $654.90 $106.90$654.90
    Learn to see and appreciate the amazing planet all around you with this two-course set that focuses on nature. Start by exploring the ever-surprising world of plants with Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany. Then dig into natural systems of life with Foundations of Organic Chemistry.
  5. (Set) Plant Science & A New History of Life Set on sale

    (Set) Plant Science & A New History of Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $507.00 Starting at $93.90 $644.90 $93.90$644.90
    Explore the story of our world and the different living things that have populated it with this fascinating two-course set. Start with Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany and learn to see and appreciate the amazing plants all around you. Then, discover the all-embracing story of life on Earth—its origins, extinctions, and evolutions with A New History of Life.
  6. What Darwin Didn't Know & Plant Science Set on sale

    What Darwin Didn't Know & Plant Science

    Catherine Kleier
    Save up to $406.00 Starting at $97.90 $539.90 $97.90$539.90
    Learn what the biological world can reveal with this two course set. Start with What Darwin Didn't Know: The Modern Science of Evolution, where a noted field biologist updates you on the revolution launched by Charles Darwin. Then, discover how the lessons botany can teach you about the world are often stranger than fiction with Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany.
  7. (Set) Plant Science & Understanding Genetics Set on sale

    (Set) Plant Science & Understanding Genetics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $409.00 Starting at $79.90 $524.90 $79.90$524.90
    Take a unique approach to real-world science with this two-course set. See the great outdoors as a botanist and discover the ever-surprising world of plants in Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany. Then, dive deep into the world of DNA, the self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms with Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications.
  8. (Set) Zoology & Plant Science Set on sale

    (Set) Zoology & Plant Science

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $539.90 $88.90$539.90
    Explore the living world beyond humans with this exciting two-course set. Start by getting close encounters with wildlife big and small in Zoology: Understanding the Animal World. Then, see plants in a whole new way with Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany.
  9. (SET) Outdoor Fundamentals & Plant Science Set on sale

    (SET) Outdoor Fundamentals & Plant Science

    Catherine Kleier
    Save up to $406.00 Starting at $97.90 $539.90 $97.90$539.90
    Discover practical ways to enhance your time outdoors, whether it’s in your backyard garden or on mountain trails thousands of miles away. This helpful two-course set starts with Outdoor Fundamentals: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Safe, in which a highly experienced and accredited wilderness guide gives you the practical skills and knowledge you need to set off for the water or the woods. Then, in Plant...
  10. (Set) Plant Science & Biology: The Science of Life Set on sale

    (Set) Plant Science & Biology: The Science of Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $765.00 Starting at $133.90 $969.90 $133.90$969.90
    Understand and appreciate the life around you with a two-course set that dives into botany and biology. Discover the secrets of the natural world with Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany. Then, dive into the background and fundamental principles of how living things work—principles such as evolution by natural selection and the cellular structure of organisms, with Biology: The Science of Life.
  11. (Set) The Science of Gardening & Plant Science Set on sale

    (Set) The Science of Gardening & Plant Science

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $539.90 $88.90$539.90
    Get to the root of plant life with this science-based set of courses. An award-winning horticulturist guides you to develop a science-based, sustainable, and vibrant home landscape in The Science of Gardening. Then, discover the overwhelming variety of plant life—from the microscopic to the largest organism on Earth in Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany.