Daniel P. Govoni, PhD Candidate

Dan has an MS in aquatic biology from Hólar University College in Skagafjörður, Iceland; a BA in zoology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale; and a BA in psychology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He is currently pursuing a PhD in biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His research has primarily been in Iceland and includes data collection and management, data analysis, sample processing, and supervision of technicians. He has experience teaching climate change and ecosystem impacts, research methods, statistics, and fundamentals of biology. Dan is a freshwater ecologist and is investigating the roles that temperature and thermal fluctuation/stability play in structuring stream communities and food webs. His research makes use of natural temperature contrasts caused by varying levels of geothermal influence in thermally stable spring-fed streams at the catchment scale as well as thermally stable and thermally fluctuating systems at the landscape scale.


  • MS, Hólar University College
  • BA, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • BA, Drake University
Daniel P. Govoni, PhD Candidate

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