Vol 11, No 2 (2020)

Full Issue

Theoretical works

ON THE POSSIBILITY OF LONG-TERM FORECASTING OF SEASONAL HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA

Morozova S.V., Alimpieva M.A.

Abstract

In present paper the expanding application possibility of physical-statistical methods in long-term forecast are viewed.
A nonparametric discriminate analyzing model has been constructed on the South-East of EPR (European part of
Russia). The model is based on consideration of asynchronous bonds between the condition of circulating systems of the
Atlantic-Eurasian hemisphere sector and the period of seasonal hydrotermeological events onset on South-East of ЕPR.
This model allows distinguishing three cluster areas which associate with three phases of predicted event; commonly,
only two cluster areas are distinguished. We would like to present results of predictions testing of training and control
sets. The conclusion of our model region appliance effectiveness is also represented in paper.

Environmental Dynamics and Global Climate Change. 2020;11(2):73-78
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Experimental works

NATURAL SPECIFIES AND ECOLOGICAL TOURISM AT THE NATURE RESERVE “SLAVKOVSKIY LES” (forest named after Slavkovskiy)

Bolshanik P.V., Kusnezova S.B.

Abstract

The summery. In this paper the environmental conditions, the sources, the landscape features of protected territory “Slavkovskiy les” are discussed. The territory is placed on the West of Czech Republic. The review of geographical researches of this region has been given. The main compounds which affect on natural complexes of “Slavkovskiy Les” formation have been characterized. Also a particular consideration is given to characterizing the vegetation and processes of anthropogenic changes of region landscapes. The main ways of vegetation transformation which had been caused by agricultural activities, plants introduction and changes of runoff pattern have been differentiated. The characteristic of natural areas of preferential protection is proposed. The necessity of “nature reserve” status preservation has been substantiated. A usage of Natural Park for ecological tourism (eco-tourism) is analyzed.

Environmental Dynamics and Global Climate Change. 2020;11(2):79-87
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Overviews and lectures

THE 55th ANNIVERSARY OF PROFESSOR O.R. KOTSYURBENKO

Frolov O.A., Glagolev M.V.

Abstract

Overview of the famous Ugra scientist Oleg R. Kotsyurbenko's scientific activities is given in connection with his anniversary. In the article presented separate publications by Prof. Kotsyurbenko, for some of them a brief summary. All the works under discussion are divided into two categories: microbiology and ecology. In addition, we are given a brief biography of O.R. Kotsyurbenko and a number of little-known photographs from different periods of his life.

Environmental Dynamics and Global Climate Change. 2020;11(2):88-103
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Discussions

«WHITHER, THEN, ARE YOU SPEEDING, O RUSSIA OF MINE?» : WHAT DO SCIENTISTS THINK ABOUT THE NEW SYSTEM OF THEIR LABOR EVALUATION IN RUSSIA

Karelin D.V., Glagolev M.V., Sabrekov A.F.

Abstract

This discussion paper is timed to the implementation of a new ranking system for assessing the scientific activities of RAS institutes in Russian Federation. Just as the scientific community was divided into supporters and opponents of this system, in the same way, enemies and followers of this system appeared in the editorial board of our journal. The positions of the first were voiced by D.V. Karelin, second - M.V. Glagolev. A.F. Sabrekov made an attempt to compare the declared arguments and formulate the outcome of the discussion.

The article discusses the issues of the funding sufficiency for Russian science, the contribution of Russian scientists to the total number of publications around the world, the salaries of scientists and funding for research through grants, the work of various systems for evaluating the work of scientists adopted both in universities and academic institutions, the impact of this systems for the development of Russian scientific journals, the functioning of the modern scientific process, etc. Various administrative solutions of the accumulated problems are proposed by both sides in the discussion. Particular examples illustrate how the effectiveness of scientists actually varies and how the activity of female scientists differs from male scientists in Russia.

It is concluded that the entire architecture of the system, including the managing of scientific journals, and the distribution policy of salaries and grants, and the work effectiveness assessment both for institutions and individual scientists, should be self-consistent. Multidirectional changes in the elements of the system separate from each other lead to disappointment of scientists in the government policy and Russian science at all, and, as a result, the emigration of talented young scientists.

Environmental Dynamics and Global Climate Change. 2020;11(2):104-124
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