Ecology, Innovation, and Quality of Life: AB OVO USQUE AD MALA

  • G. R. Khasaev
  • N. V. LazarevaEmail author
  • G. E. Kudinova
  • R. S. Kuznetsova
  • G. S. Rozenberg
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


With the development of scientific, technical, and socioeconomic processes in industrialized countries in the second half of the twentieth century, a new multidisciplinary scientific direction was “brought to life” and was related to the effective use of the results of research and development aimed at improving the quality of human life—innovation. Naturally, the quality of life of a person cannot be considered in isolation from the state of the natural environment in which this person lives, works, and rests. The goal of the study is to show a close interaction, apparently, of the main sciences of the twenty-first century—ecology and innovation and integrated influence on man. In the contribution, the aspects of innovation activity in ecology (ecological rationing, new methods of bioindication and biomonitoring, waste utilization, ecological audit of the territory, public health, etc.) are considered in detail. The issues of innovation management of nature protection activities aimed at improving the quality of life of the population are discussed in detail. The authors examined “from start to finish” aspects of the interaction between innovation and ecology. The main conclusion is that a program of step-by-step innovation activity is needed that can describe the content and sequence of the planned measures and set the ultimate goals of the reform of the environmental management system, activities.


Innovation Ecology Rationing Waste management Bioindication Environmental audit Public health 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Khasaev
    • 1
  • N. V. Lazareva
    • 1
    Email author
  • G. E. Kudinova
    • 2
  • R. S. Kuznetsova
    • 2
  • G. S. Rozenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Samara State University of EconomicsSamaraRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Ecology of the Volga Basin of the Russian Academy of SciencesTogliattiRussia

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