Frank Telewski is Director Emeritus of the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum, and professor emeritus in the Department of Plant Biology. His research interests center on environmental plant physiology and plant development with a special interest in tree responses to mechanical loads such as wind, ice and snow. He also has conducted research on tree growth in response to environment using tree rings (dendrochronology). He has taught courses in Environmental Plant Physiology, Plant Structure and Function, and Economic Botany. Since 2000, Frank has served as the lead scientist on the W.J. Beal Long-term Seed Germination Study. Prior to arriving at MSU in 1993, he served as the Director of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Garden and Adjunct Associate Professor at Buffalo State University and SUNY Buffalo. Prior to Buffalo, Dr. Telewski was an Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research, University of Arizona. He earned his Ph.D. from Wake Forest University in Tree Physiology, an M.S. from Ohio University in Botany, and a B.A. from Montclair State College (NJ)in Biology and Chemistry.