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James E. Klett, PhD.


Professor Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-7179   Office: 219 Shepardson Bldg

Email:   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Horticulture and Landscape
2.) Water Conservation

Areas of Interest

 Green Roof ResearchHerbaceous and woody plant evaluationLandscape plant material identificationPlant-water requirements


Professor Klett received a B.S. from Ohio State University in 1969 and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1971 and 1974 respectively. Dr. Klett is a landscape horticulturist with expertise in landscape plant material identification, culture and care. He is involved with plant evaluation, both herbaceous (annual and perennials) and woody plants, for Rocky Mountains and High Plains area. His research also encompasses production and cultural research including water requirements for herbaceous and woody plants. He has coordinated several state and regional programs including Plant Select® and Planttalk Colorado.