Evaluation of the Agricultural natural Resources in the Steppe and Forest Steppe Russian Regions

The article assesses the effectiveness of the agricultural nature management in the steppe and forest-steppe regions of Russia. The study is based on statistical data comparing the actual yield with the potential bioclimatic. Identified areas with varying efficiency of the agricultural prirodopolzo-tion. The vast majority of regions of the steppe and foreststeppe zone has a low ef ciency of agricultural natural resources, actual crop yields in most of the times in the following bioclimatic potential.

The Experience of non-standard Form on Monitoring Students-Geoinformatics’ educational Progress Implementation (with a Complex Using of Coaching-technology, Scribing-technology and Business Game as an example)

The article provides a comprehensive using of coaching-technology, scribing technology and business games for the organization of monitoring progress and students-geoinformatics admission to intermediate certification.

Changeability of Maximally Possible and Total Evaporation on Territory of Saratov Area in the Conditions of Changing Climate

To the article the estimation of dynamic of annual precipitation is driven, maximally possible and total evaporation in the different soil-climatic zones of the Saratov area in the conditions of the global warming of climate. It is shown that in a period from 1981 to 2014 year noted a statistically significant increase in the maximum possible evaporation, which leads to an increase of deficit of evaporation. As a result of the observed tendencies the climate norms of gidromelioration in the area were increased on 200–300 м3 / hectare.

Modern Urbanization in the Saratov Region

Saratov region is one of the highly urbanized regions in Russia, 75% of the population as of 2014 live in urban areas of the region. Urbanization in the region, following the all-Russian trend, has passed all stages. From the initial stage of large city urbanization to reurbanization with stabilization of population of large cities and their renewed development. Saratov agglomeration has formed and developed. Processes of suburbanization, and gentrification found its development in the region. Significant shifts are taking place in the schemes of intraurban settlement.

The Effect of the Second City in the Economic Development of the Subjects of Russia in the Volga Economic Region

The evaluation of the contribution of the second city of the subjects ofRussia in the Volga economic region in industrial production. Defines the role of second cities in the development of the region.

GIS Technologies as a Tool of Regional Features of Geoeclogical Risks Identification and Geoecological Monitoring Organization (Saratov Region as an example)

The analysis of regional factors of Saratov region geoecologial risk of oil-fields exploitation was made. Also possibilities of geoecological monitoring with GIS technology using were analyzed.

Characterization of Anomalous Precipitation and their Genesis in June 2013 and 2014 in Saratov

Circulation processes during the formation of anomalous precipitation in June 2013 аnd 2014, which identified a high yield of grain crops in the Saratov region, are analyzed.

Possibilities of GIS-technologies and Cartographical Visualization Using for Solving the Problems of Solid Waste Utilization in the Saratov Region

The article shows the situation with the utilization of solid waste (SW) in the Saratov region. The role of cartographic support in the organization of solid waste landfills and dumps monitoring in the Saratov region is shown. Reviewed and expanded perspectives and possibilities of utilization and recycling of solid waste in the Saratov region.

Oncological and Geographical Research in Saratov: Results and Prospects

The article shows the experience of urboecologists and oncologists coworking to introduce new methods of detection and prevention of malignant neoplasms in Saratov on the basis of complex geoecological researches using GIS-technologies. Also the structure and content of cartographic databases of specialized medical and geographic GIS, which allows creating carcinogenic situation maps, making screening researches and developing recommendations for oncologists and other medical specialties on the basis of there are considered.

Some Challenges in Provision of Safety of Human Resources in Saratov Region

Studies of demographic structure of population, migration patterns, intraregional differences in population age structure, and tracking of socio‑economic rating of the region provide a basis to conclude that the is an emerging labor resource problem, define its causes, and solutions to labor resource security.