Botanist, Deceased Person
1881 – 1930
Who was Hans Kniep?
He studied medicine at the University of Kiel, and botany in Jena with Christian Ernst Stahl, where in 1904 he received his doctorate. Afterwards, he worked as an assistant to Robert Hippolyte Chodat in Geneva, to Wilhelm Pfeffer at Leipzig, and under Friedrich Oltmanns in Freiburg. Later, he conducted physiological research of algae in Bergen.
Beginning in 1907, he was a private lecturer at the University of Freiburg, followed by an associate professorship at the University of Strasbourg. In 1914 Kniep became a full professor at the University of Würzburg, where he was also served as dean of the university. In 1924 he succeeded Gottlieb Haberlandt as professor of plant physiology at the University of Berlin.