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A: Chemistry

  • Savona-Ventura C. A study in the stochiometry of amine copper (II) complexes. Chemistry Project, Junior College - Royal University of Malta: Malta, 1973, unpublished, +13p.
  • Savona-Ventura C. An investigation into the reaction of CuII ions with 1,6-Diamino hexane solution. Hybrid, 1973, 3:11-12
  • Savona-Ventura C, Mifsud A, Mifsud I, Sammut M. Dating Archaeological Bone Specimens using Natural Gamma Emitter Radionuclides. Ix-Xjenza: Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists, 1999, 4(1):35-39 

B: Environmental

  • Savona-Ventura C. Air Pollution. The Neutrino, 1972, 1(1):4-5
  • Savona-Ventura C. Pollution in Malta. University Technicians Assoc. Newsletter, 1974, 8:7-8
  • Savona-Ventura C. Sources of pollution in Malta. Times of Malta, 16th  June 1975, p.5
  • Savona-Ventura C., Schembri SP., Lanfranco E., Schembri PJ., Lanfranco G., Schembri J. Report on Ghadira prepared by the Natural Enviornment Study Section of the S.S.C.N. SSCN, Malta, 1980, +8p.
  • Savona-Ventura C. Threats to an island's herpetofauna. Potamon 1984; 12:55-58 Savona-Ventura C. Lead alert. The Malta Independent, 7th July 1996, p.44
  • Sammut M, Savona-Ventura C. Petrol lead in a small island environment. International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine, 1996, 9:33-40
  • Sammut M, Savona-Ventura C, Taliana M, Cachia W. Lead Shot Pellets as Soil pollutants in the Maltese Islands. Ix-Xjenza: Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists, 1998, 3(1):25-28
  • Savona-Ventura C. Ix-Xjenzi Naturali - Klima. L-Istorja tax-Xjenza f'Malta [ed. Savona-Ventura C.] SKS, Malta, 2003, p.49-64

C: Geological Sciences

  • Savona-Ventura C. Earthquakes in action. The Neutrino, 1973, 1(3):5-6
  • Savona-Ventura C. The geographical evolution of the Maltese Archipelago. Maltese Naturalist 1975; 2(1):9-12
  • Savona-Ventura C. The Natural History of St. Paul's Islands - Geography and Geology. Potamon 1983; 11:5-8
  • Savona-Ventura C. Ghar Dalam. Civilization 1985; 22:605-607, 24:669-670
  • Savona-Ventura C. The fossil herpetofauna of the Maltese Islands - A Review. Il Naturalist Siciliano 1985; 8 ser4 n.3-4:93-106
  • Savona-Ventura C. Caves: a neglected attraction. The Malta Independent 15th September 1996, p.20
  • Savona-Ventura C, Mifsud A. Ghar Dalam Cave: A review of the sediments on the cave floor stratigraphy. Ix-Xjenza: Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists, 1998, 3(1):5-12
  • Savona-Ventura C, Mifsud A, Mifsud I, Sammut M. Report on the Radiometric analysis of the Ghar Dalam fossil specimens. Report prepared for the Ghar Dalam Museum, 20th March 1999, +3p.
  • Savona-Ventura C, Mifsud A. A Review of the Pleistocene Deposits in the Southwestern Coast of Malta. Ix-Xjenza: Journal of Malta Chamber of Scientists. 1999, 4(2):p.10-17
  • Savona-Ventura C, Mifsud A. Hasan’s Cave. Geology, Folklore and Antiquities. Heritage Books: Malta, 2000, +44p
  • Savona-Ventura C. Ghar il-Friefet or the Bats' Cave at Birzebbugia - Geology, Natural History, and Antiquities. The author, Malta, 2007, +17p., e-book publication prepared for the Birzebbugia Local Council available at

D: Biological Sciences

  • Savona-Ventura C. The Lacertilia of the Maltese Islands. Maltese Naturalist 1974; 1(6):26-29
  • Savona-Ventura C. The European Chamaeleon: Chamaelon chamaeleon (Linn) ssp. chamaeleon (Linn). Maltese Naturalist 1975; 2(2):41-43
  • Savona-Ventura C. Chameleons in Malta. Times of Malta, 17th February 1975, p.5
  • Savona-Ventura C. Our Flying Mammals. Times of Malta, 14th April 1975, p.5
  • Savona-Ventura C. In the heat of the day. Times of Malta, 4th August 1975, p.5
  • Savona-Ventura C. F'Malta ma jezistux sriep velenuzi. It-Torca, 21st September 1975, p.12
  • Savona-Ventura C. The Snakes of the Maltese Islands. Times of Malta, 19th April 1976, p.11
  • Savona-Ventura C. Fekruna tal-bahar rari. It-Torca, September 1977
  • Savona-Ventura C. Turtles in the Central Mediterranean. Times of Malta. 11th September 1978, p.5
  • Savona-Ventura C. The Shrew in Malta. The Sunday Times [of Malta], 14th January 1979, p.18
  • Savona-Ventura C. Carnivores of the Maltese Islands. The Times [of Malta], 4th July 1979, p.9
  • Savona-Ventura C. Sea Mammals in the Mediterranean. The Sunday Times [of Malta] suppl., 9th December 1979, p.15
  • Savona-Ventura C. Potamon Edulis (Latr.) - The Freshwater crab. Potamon, 1979, 1:2
  • Savona-Ventura C. Whales and dolphins in Malta's seas - International Dolphin Watch Observations. Potamon 1979-1984; 3:30-33, 4:45, 6:65, 8:100, 10:148-149, 12:58, 13:70, 14:96
  • Savona-Ventura C. Sea turtles. Hyphen 1979; 2(2):96-100
  • Savona-Ventura C. Reptiles and amphibians in Maltese ecology. Potamon 1979; 1(2):14-16
  • Savona-Ventura C. On the occurrence of Apodemus sylvaticus (Linnaeus) [Mammalia, Rodentia, Murinidae] in the Maltese Islands with notes on other Maltese rodents. Animalia 1981; 8(1/3):83-86
  • Savona-Ventura C. The mammalian fauna of Comino and neighbouring islets. Potamon 1982; 10:137-139
  • Savona-Ventura C. The Natural History of St. Paul's Islands - Reptiles and Mammals. Potamon 1983; 11:32-34
  • Savona-Ventura C. Fauna of the Maltese Islands: Maltese Wall Lizards. Heritage 1983; 51:1006-1007
  • Savona-Ventura C. The Mediterranean Monk Seal. Potamon 1984; 12:44-45
  • Savona-Ventura C. The herpetofauna of Comino and satellite islets with a note on the colouration of Podarcis filfolensis. Animalia 1983; 10(1/3):87-93
  • Savona-Ventura C. The herpetofauna of small islets of the Northern Coast of Malta with a note on the colouration of Chalcides ocellatus tiligugu from the Maltese Islands. Animalia 1983; 10(1/3):135-140
  • Savona-Ventura C. Observations on the genus Myotis in Maltese caves. Potamon 1984; 13:77-78
  • Savona-Ventura C. A study of the genus Myotis Kaup (1829) in Malta (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae). Central Mediterranean Naturalist 1984; 1(3):51-54
  • Savona-Ventura C. The herpetofauna of the Maltese Islands. Civilization 1985; 25:693-695.
  • Savona-Ventura C. Carnivores of the Maltese Islands. Civilization 1986; 26:713-71
  • Savona-Ventura C. Taxonomical status of the Maltese wall lizard (Podarcis filfolensis BEDRIAGA 1876). Central Mediterranean Naturalist 2001, 3(3):89-95 
  • Savona-Ventura C. Invertebrates in the medical service of man: Part I – The Biotherapeutic Worms.  Part II – The Insect Surgeons. Part III – The Research Assistants. The Synapse – The Medical Professional’s Network, January 2007:14,18; March 2007:16-7; May 2007:16,28; February 2008: 12,20


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