Biographical data


Kampen, Pieter Nicolaas van


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors)


Born: 1878, Amsterdam, Holland. Died: 1937, Leiden, Holland.



Zoologist, educated at Amsterdam University, who took his Ph. Dr’s degree in 1904; pupil and Assistant of Prof. M. Weber. From 1905-11 appointed in the D.E.I. Department of Agriculture at Batavia, finally Chief of the Fishery Station (later Laboratory for Marine Research); 1911-16 Assistant and private University Teacher in Zoology at Amsterdam; in 1916 University Lecturer in the same university, and from 1917-31 Professor at Leiden.

In 1907 he made a trip to the Aroe Islands to make an investigation into the position of the fishery of pearls and mother-of-pearl.’ In 1910 he accompanied a military exploration detachment in Dutch NE. New Guinea (cf. sub Gjellerup), returning seriously ill, and subsequently going back to Europe.



Hort. Bog. [BO]: Dendrobium bifolia (coll. March 10, 1907), from Aroe Islands, and several other living orchids.’



(1) P.N. van Kampen: ‘De paarl- en parelmoervisscherij langs de kusten der Aroe-eilanden’ (Meded. Visscherij-station Batavia no 11, 1908).

(2) cf. Orchidaceae by J.J. Smith in Nova Guinea vol. 8.


biographical data:

Wie is dat? ed. 3, 1935; Javabode, July 5, 1937.