Yes, the university uses several approaches to monitor the health of aquatic ecosystems.
The university has water quality sampling in surface waters where we discharge to as part of our stormwater management program which is described in the Stormwater Guidance, Policies, and Master Plan document.
The Riparia Center on the University Park campus conducts long-term studies of the ecology and management of wetlands, streams, and riparian areas across the Commonwealth on a watershed basis, develops and tests ecological indicators for wetlands, streams, and forests.
The university also partners with local agencies and organizations (Trout Unlimited, Spring Creek Watershed Management, etc.) to monitor water quality in the Centre Region.