McKinney’s research focuses on ecology and society and how an interdisciplinary understanding of nature/society interactions can inform global and local sustainability objectives. Current projects include tracking each nation’s relative contribution to overshoot of the earth’s carrying capacity; analyzing the domestic and international attributes that drive (and alleviate) overshoot; and local examinations of sustainable living in high-risk environments, such as coastal communities facing disasters and rural communities in close proximity to toxic waste sites.
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Argues that ecological losses reduce women’s longevity via increased HIV rates, hunger, and diminished health resources. Points to the importance of ecological conditions and the efficacy of incorporating ecofeminist frameworks to explain global health and gender inequalities.