Here you will find definitions of terms used in resources on the Foodsource website. You will also find these definitions on the right-hand side within chapters. If you have any suggestions for new glossary items, let us know here.
Habitat fragmentation describes the breakup (fragmentation) in an organism's preferred environment (habitat), causing population fragmentation and ecosystem decay.
Hydroxyl (OH) radicals
A highly reactive molecule responsible for the initial reaction leading to most methane destruction in the atmosphere, and also important for the removal of many other atmospheric pollutants. Radicals are molecules or atoms with an unpaired electron, often making them very reactive.