MSc. (Rhodes) PhD (UKZN)
Senior Lecturer. Craig is interested in a broad range of ecological and evolutionary questions associated with plant pollination biology. His PhD. research examines the pollinator driven radiation in the orchid genus Eulophia. He is also interested in floral mimicry and deception in non-rewarding orchids, as well as the floral and reproductive biology of the Asclepiadoideae.
Some recent publications include:
Peter CI and Johnson SD (2009) Reproductive biology of Acrolophia cochlearis (Orchidaceae): Estimating rates of cross-pollination in epidendroid orchids. Annals of Botany. 104(3):573-581
Peter CI and Johnson SD (2008). Mimics and Magnets: The importance of color and ecological facilitation in floral deception. Ecology 89:1583-1595.
Peter CI and Johnson SD (2006). Doing the twist: a test of Darwin's cross-pollination hypothesis for pollinium reconfiguration. Biology Letters 2(1): 65-68. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2005.0385.