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Specialists in Karst

Founder of PELA, Dr. Philip E. LaMoreaux, sitting atop a limestone structure
Founder of PELA, Dr. Philip E. LaMoreaux,
sitting atop a limestone structure

PELA was one of the early karst authorities of the modern era, conducting formative studies on sinkhole occurrence and karstic ground-water flow. The fact that 20% of the earth’s surface is limestone or karst terrain, along with PELA’s extensive background in the study of karst terrains and water resources management, has gained the firm international recognition.