Þekkingarsetur researcher in the field of freshwater ecology, Daniel Govoni, has a master’s in aquatic biology from Hólar University College in 2011 and is currently working on his doctoral dissertation with University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is currently involved in the multifaceted project Diversity in Icelandic Groundwater. Dan’s portion of the project focuses on the hyporheic zones of streams. Hyporheic habitats may play a major role in shaping stream food webs and are likely very susceptible to warming temperatures. Climate change and resource development could alter the trophic linkages between surface and subsurface habitats upon which stream food webs depend. Understanding these linkages better, in the face of increasing resource development and climate change, will help inform aquatic resource management. The objectives of my research are to determine 1) how water temperature influences invertebrate community structure at the stream surface-subsurface interface, and 2) how hyporheic communities and processes influence stream food webs. The project is managed by Hólar University College and received a grant from Rannís 2014. Partners are experts from Icelandic Institute of Freshwater Fisheries and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.