SNAP benefits (or food stamps) are set at the national level without regard to local food prices. SNAP Benefit Adequacy researchers seek to assess how much this matters for recipient health.
The Moorea Biocode Project built the first comprehensive inventory of all non-microbial life in a complex tropical ecosystem. Supported by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Moorea Biocode Project sent researchers climbing up jagged peaks, trekking through lush forests and diving down to coral reefs to sample the French Polynesian island's animal and plant life. The resulting database is publicly available as a resource for ecologists and evolutionary biologists around the world.