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Resource management and its socio-environmental impacts

Resource management and its socio-environmental impacts

Human impacts on nature


The problem of reducing the negative impact of industry on natural systems can be solved only in the mainstream of improving the quality of economic growth, of living conditions and conditions of the environment. A multiplicative effect of interaction of these criteria is the notion of "spatial efficiency of resource management", which increases its social orientation and at the same time becomes more important for regions than its sectoral economic efficiency.

G.A.Privalovskaya. Regulation of human economic activities impact on natural systems in the regions of Russia. Bulletin of Moscow State Pedagogical University. "Science" series, 2008, № 1 (20), pp. 8-15

Combination of natural and socio-economic resources

Regional differences in the combinations and ratios of socio-economic resources, estimated at a cost of industrial fixed assets, characterize the distribution of a large part of the national wealth between regions, reflecting the outcome of their development in the past and making up the base for the future. Calculations have shown that the economic efficiency of regions along the axes of east-west and north-south are determined by ranges of four interacting parameters: the value of fixed industrial assets, their structure, the total population and employment in the economy, which vary in space, depending on the stage of its occupation and development.

Privalovskaya G.A, I.N.Volkova. "Combination of natural and socio-economic resources in the development of Russian regions", RAS Bulletin (Izvestia RAN), Geography series, 2009 № 5, pp.7-21

G.A.Privalovskaya, I.N.Volkova, T.V.Litvinenko. Features of natural and socio-economic resources combinations in the exploration and development of Russian regions. Resource economics, climate change and sustainable environmental management. Krasnoyarsk: Siberian Federal University, 2009. pp. 115-132.

Interdependence of resource management and socio-economic development

G.A.Privalovskaya, I.N.Volkova. Zoning as a method of improving the future management of natural resource base. Natural resource base of the Asian part of Russia and of adjacent countries — geo-economical, geo-ecological and geopolitical zoning. Irkutsk, 2005.

G.A.Privalovskaya, I.N.Volkova. Economic and social implications of basin-type environmental and resource areas development. Resource, environmental and socio-economic problems of the environment in major river basins. Moscow: Media Press, 2005.

G.A.Privalovskaya, I.N.Volkova. Effects of resource management for socio-economical development of resource regions. RAS Bulletin (Izvestia RAN), Geography series, Moscow: 2004. №6.

G.A.Privalovskaya, I.N.Volkova. The dynamics of resource management in Russia and its impact on the environment (for the period 1985-1997), RAS Bulletin (Izvestia RAN), Geography series, 2001. № 4.

Natural resources management efficiency

I.N.Volkova. Spatial efficiency of environmental management and sustainable development issues in regions of Russia. Geographical problems of sustainable development: theory and practice. Almaty, 2008, pp. 16-27.

I.G.Volkova. Sanitary-protection zones - the modern vision and regulation problems. Environmental Planning and Management (Ekologicheskoe planirovanie i upravlenie). 2007. № 1 (2). pp. 87-97.

I.N.Volkova. Economic and geographic mechanisms of environmental management. Sustainable development: problems and prospects. Vol. 3. Environmental management and sustainable development. The world's ecosystems and the problems of Russia. Moscow: KMK Scientific Press (Nauchnoe izdatelstvo KMK), 2006.

I.N.Volkova. Ecological cycle: global and local in a stable equilibrium of nature. Global Community: the cartography of post-modern world. M, 2002.

I.N.Volkova. Changes in socio-economic systems and innovations in environment and resource management: a regional approach to addressing the interests of future generations. Sustainable environmental management and innovation policy, Yaroslavl: NGO "Inventory", 2004. pp. 17-25.

I.N.Volkova. Regional features of the possible use of rental income from resource management for sustainable development of territories. Actual problems of modern geography. Vol. 11. Smolensk: Universum, 2003. pp. 190-195.
Fig. Map of environmental risks (left). Extraction of construction materials (right)
Fig. Map of environmental risks (left). Extraction of construction materials (right)
Territorial structure of resource management AT the regional and local levels

The post-Soviet transformation of society led to changes in the territorial structure of natural resources management (as well as management of economy in general) at all levels. But at the microstructural level, it is the most dynamic and most subject to changes. Against the background of general trends in the economy of Russia and it's eastern territories (recession in 1990-1998 and recovery in 1999-2007), discrepant changes in the territorial-administrative structure of local resource management could be seen throughout the entire post-Soviet period.

Tamara Litvinenko and Takeshi Murota. The Spatial Transformation of Natural Resource Utilization and Associated Social and Ecological Problems: A Field Study on Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies, Vol.8, No 3, 2009: 22-52 . (in English)

T. Litvinenko, T. Murota. Natural Resources Development in East Siberia and Far East of Russia. Doshisha University World Wide Business Review. Vol. 10, Special Issue, Kyoto, Japan, 2009 -118 pp. (in English)

T.V.Khantashkeeva (Litvinenko). Types of resource management territorial-administrative structure transformations and their social and environmental impacts in the eastern regions of Russia. The spatial organization of the economy: territorial-production complexes or clusters? MOSCOW: Institute of Geography, RAS, 2006. pp.153-162.

Forest resources management

Khantashkeeva T.V. (Litvinenko T.V.)
. Timber processing complex of East Siberian and Far Eastern regions: the main development trends in 1990-s. Geography and Natural Resources. 2004. № 2. pp. 34-39.

Kuzminov I.F. Socio-economic problems of timber processing complex of the North European Russia. RAS Bulletin (Izvestia RAN), Geography series, 2010, № 5

Kuzminov I.F. Periphery of Kostroma region: social and economic effects of forest management transition. Innovation and socio-ecological perspectives of rural communities. MOSCOW: Community of professional sociologists (Soobwestvo professional'nyh sociologov), 2010

Kuzminov I.F. Model forests: history of development and areas of projects. Sustainable Forest Management. № № 2-3-2009.

Kuzminov I.F. Innovative approaches to sustainable forest management and their dissemination in Russia. III Interregional scientific-practical conference "Topical issues of socio-economic development of Russia in XXI century: postgraduates and students in the scientific search". Smolensk, 2010.