Martin Whiting

Associate Professor

  • 3126 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
1993 …2020

Research output per year

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Research Outputs

1993

Spatial distribution of a population of Texas Horned Lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum: Phrynosomatidae) relative to habitat and prey

Whiting, M. J., Dixon, J. R. & Murray, R. C., 1993, In : Southwestern Naturalist. 38, 2, p. 150-154 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1994

Feeding ecology of the Concho water snake, Nerodia harteri paucimaculata

Greene, B. D., Dixon, J. R., Mueller, J. M., Whiting, M. J. & Thornton, O. W., 1994, In : Journal of Herpetology. 28, 2, p. 165-172 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)
1996

Bats in riverine forests and woodlands: A latitudinal transect in southern Africa

Rautenbach, I. L., Fenton, M. B. & Whiting, M. J., Feb 1996, In : Canadian Journal of Zoology. 74, 2, p. 312-322 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Citations (Scopus)

Measuring snake activity patterns: The influence of habitat heterogeneity on catchability

Whiting, M. J., Dixon, J. R. & Greene, B. D., Feb 1996, In : Amphibia Reptilia. 17, 1, p. 47-54 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)
1997

A new Platysaurus (Squamata: Cordylidae) from the Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Branch, W. R. & Whiting, M. J., 1997, In : African Journal of Herpetology. 46, 2, p. 124-136 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Facultative frugivory in the cape flat lizard, Platysaurus capensis (Sauria: Cordylidae)

Whiting, M. J. & Greeff, J. M., 1997, In : Copeia. 1997, 4, p. 811-818 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Citations (Scopus)

Foraging modes of cordyliform lizards

Cooper, W. E., Whiting, M. J. & Van Wyk, J. H., Jan 1997, In : South African Journal of Zoology. 32, 1, p. 9-13 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Citations (Scopus)

Spatial ecology of the Concho water snake (Nerodia harteri paucimaculata) in a large lake system

Whiting, M. J., Dixon, J. R. & Greene, B. D., Sep 1997, In : Journal of Herpetology. 31, 3, p. 327-335 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Stable carbon isotope analysis of Plio-Pleistocene ungulate teeth from Sterkfontein, South Africa

Thackeray, J. F., Bellamy, C. L., Bellars, D., Bronner, G., Bronner, L., Chimimba, C., Fourie, H., Kemp, A., Krüger, M., Plug, I., Prinsloo, S., Toms, R., Van Zyl, A. J. & Whiting, M. J., Apr 1997, In : South African Journal of Science. 93, 4, p. 194-196 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
5 Citations (Scopus)
1998

African Journal of Herpetology and the future of African herpetology

Whiting, M., 1998, In : African Journal of Herpetology. 47, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

1 Citation (Scopus)

Increasing lizard capture success using baited glue traps

Whiting, M. J., 1998, In : Herpetological Review. 29, 1, p. 34 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Notes on the spatial ecology and habitat use of three sympatric Nerodia (Serpentes: Colubridae)

Whiting, M. J., Dixon, J. R. & Greene, B. D., 1998, In : The Snake. 28, p. 44-50 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
1999

Dispersal of namaqua fig (Ficus cordata cordata) seeds by the Augrabies flat lizard (Platysaurus broadleyi)

Greeff, J. M. & Whiting, M. J., Jun 1999, In : Journal of Herpetology. 33, 2, p. 328-330 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Foraging modes in lacertid lizards from southern Africa

Cooper, W. E. & Whiting, M. J., Aug 1999, In : Amphibia Reptilia. 20, 3, p. 299-311 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Citations (Scopus)

Male preference for large females in the lizard Platysaurus broadleyi

Whiting, M. J. & Bateman, P. W., Jun 1999, In : Journal of Herpetology. 33, 2, p. 309-312 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Movement- and attack-based indices of foraging mode and ambush foraging in some gekkonid and agamine lizards from southern Africa

Cooper, W. E., Whiting, M. J., Van Wyk, J. H. & Mouton, P. L. F. N., Nov 1999, In : Amphibia Reptilia. 20, 4, p. 391-399 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)

Reproductive ecology of the Concho water snake, Nerodia harteri paucimaculata

Greene, B. D., Dixon, J. R., Whiting, M. J. & Mueller, J. M., 2 Aug 1999, In : Copeia. 3, p. 701-709 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Use of heterospecific cues by the lizard Platysaurus broadleyi for food location

Whiting, M. J. & Greeff, J. M., May 1999, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 45, 6, p. 420-423 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)
74 Citations (Scopus)
2000

Ambush and active foraging modes both occur in the scincid genus Mabuya

Cooper, W. E. & Whiting, M. J., 1 Feb 2000, In : Copeia. 1, p. 112-118 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Citations (Scopus)

Foraging-mode plasticity in the lizard Platysaurus broadleyi

Greeff, J. M. & Whiting, M. J., 2000, In : Herpetologica. 56, 3, p. 402-407 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Citations (Scopus)

Interspecific aggression in flat lizards suggests poor species recognition

Korner, P., Whiting, M. J., Willem, J. & Ferguson, H., 2000, In : African Journal of Herpetology. 49, 2, p. 139-146 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Islands in a sea of sand: Use of Acacia trees by tree skinks in the Kalahari Desert

Cooper, W. E. & Whiting, M. J., 2000, In : Journal of Arid Environments. 44, 4, p. 373-381 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)
2001

Oil spills and glue: A comment on a sticky sampling problem for lizards

Whiting, M. J. & Alexander, G. J., 2001, In : Herpetological Review. 32, 2, p. 78-79 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinion

2 Citations (Scopus)
2002
14 Citations (Scopus)

Foraging ecology of rainbow skinks (Mabuya margaritifer) in Southern Africa

Wymann, M. N. & Whiting, M. J., 31 Dec 2002, In : Copeia. 4, p. 943-957 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Life on a limb: Ecology of the tree agama (Acanthocercus a. atricollis) in southern Africa

Reaney, L. T. & Whiting, M. J., Aug 2002, In : Journal of Zoology. 257, 4, p. 439-448 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)
2003

Are female tree agamas (Acanthocercus atricollis atricollis) turned on by males or resources?

Reaney, L. T. & Whiting, M. J., Apr 2003, In : Ethology Ecology and Evolution. 15, 1, p. 19-30 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Costs associated with tail autotomy in an ambush foraging lizard, Cordylus melanotus melanotus

McConnachie, S. & Whiting, M. J., Apr 2003, In : African Zoology. 38, 1, p. 57-65 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution and maintenance of social status signalling badges: experimental manipulations in lizards

Whiting, M., Nagy, K. A. & Bateman, P. W., 2003, Lizard Social Behavior. Fox, S. F., McCoy, J. K. & Baird, T. A. (eds.). USA: Johns Hopkins University Press, p. 47-82 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Male mate preference for large size overrides species recognition in allopatric flat lizards (Platysaurus broadleyi)

Wymann, M. N. & Whiting, M. J., Nov 2003, In : Acta Ethologica. 6, 1, p. 19-22 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Picking a tree: habitat use by the tree agama, Acanthocercus atricollis atricollis, in South Africa

Reaney, L. T. & Whiting, M. J., Oct 2003, In : African Zoology. 38, 2, p. 273-278 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)

Prey chemicals do not affect giving-up time at ambush posts by the cordylid lizard plattsaurus broadleyi

Cooper, W. E. & Whiting, M. J., Dec 2003, In : Herpetologica. 59, 4, p. 455-458 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
78 Citations (Scopus)
3 Citations (Scopus)

To run or hide? Age-dependent escape behaviour in the common flat lizard (Platysaurus intermedius wilhelmi)

Whiting, M. J., Lailvaux, S. P., Reaney, L. T. & Wymann, M., 1 Jun 2003, In : Journal of Zoology. 260, 2, p. 123-128 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)
2004

Shifting sands and shifty lizards: Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of African flat lizards (Platysaurus)

Scott, I. A. W., Keogh, J. S. & Whiting, M. J., May 2004, In : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 31, 2, p. 618-629 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)
2005

Do male barking geckos (Ptenopus garrulus garrulus) avoid refuges scented by other males?

Hibbitts, T. J. & Whiting, M. J., Nov 2005, In : African Journal of Herpetology. 54, 2, p. 191-194 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Ecology of the common barking gecko (Ptenopus garrulus) in Southern Africa

Hibbitts, T. J., Pianka, E. R., Huey, R. B. & Whiting, M. J., Sep 2005, In : Journal of Herpetology. 39, 3, p. 509-515 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)
41 Citations (Scopus)

Male dwarf chameleons assess risk of courting large, aggressive females

Stuart-Fox, D. M. & Whiting, M. J., 22 Jun 2005, In : Biology Letters. 1, 2, p. 231-234 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Citations (Scopus)

Why don't small snakes bask? Juvenile broad-headed snakes trade thermal benefits for safety

Webb, J. K. & Whiting, M. J., 2005, In : Oikos. 110, 3, p. 515-522 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

82 Citations (Scopus)
2006

Camouflage and colour change: Antipredator responses to bird and snake predators across multiple populations in a dwarf chameleon

Stuart-Fox, D., Whiting, M. J. & Moussalli, A., Jul 2006, In : Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 88, 3, p. 437-446 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

110 Citations (Scopus)

Does rock disturbance by superb lyrebirds (Menura novaehollandiae) influence habitat selection by juvenile snakes?

Webb, J. K. & Whiting, M. J., Feb 2006, In : Austral Ecology. 31, 1, p. 58-67 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Habitat disturbance, not predation, is all that is required to influence habitat choice in juvenile snakes: A rejoinder to Lill

Webb, J. K. & Whiting, M. J., Nov 2006, In : Austral Ecology. 31, 7, p. 905-906 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinion

Multiple signals in chameleon contests: designing and analysing animal contests as a tournament

Stuart-Fox, D. M., Firth, D., Moussalli, A. & Whiting, M. J., Jun 2006, In : Animal Behaviour. 71, 6, p. 1263-1271 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

71 Citations (Scopus)

Ultraviolet signals fighting ability in a lizard

Stapley, J. & Whiting, M. J., 22 Jun 2006, In : Biology Letters. 2, 2, p. 169-172 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

64 Citations (Scopus)

Ultraviolet signals ultra-aggression in a lizard

Whiting, M. J., Stuart-Fox, D. M., O'Connor, D., Firth, D., Bennett, N. C. & Blomberg, S. P., Aug 2006, In : Animal Behaviour. 72, 2, p. 353-363 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

122 Citations (Scopus)