Eco Research



Dr. Zhiguo Li

Research Scientist

HW Eco Research Group

College of Ecology and environmental

Inner Mongolia Agricultural University


  • A reputed and hard work researcher who has published some papers covering broad areas of Grassland Science.

  • Participated in many successful research, development and extension projects with significant contributions to science, production and sustainability in grassland and animal husbandry.

  • Lecturer, team leader, researcher, trainer, project manager and good assistant who has lectured, taught and trained many government officials, company managers, MS and undergraduate students, extension personnel and farmers to improve their knowledge in science, management and technology in grassland and domestic animal.

  • Firsthand, deep and worldwide experiences and understandings in agricultural practices, research and development project operations and effective managements, especially in China and Canada

  • Hardworking and fast learning, but also good in teamwork and collaborations.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Love my family, work and cook food.


  • Ph.D. 2015, Grassland science, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, P.R. China.

  • Master. 2005, Grassland science, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, P.R. China.

  • Graduate. 2002, Grassland science, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, P.R. China.

  • Visitor. 2009, China Agricultural University, Beijing, P.R. China.

  • Visitor. 2010, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada.

  • Visitor. 2013, Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre(SPARC),Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada(AAFC), Canada.


  • 2005- Present, Lecturer, College of Grassland, Resource and environmental, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University.

  • 2010, Visitor, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada.

  • 2010, Supervisor, Inner Mongolia Academy of carbon sink assessment, Inner Mongolia.

  • 2010, Trainer of Australia Project in Inner Mongolia.

  • 2009, Visitor, China Agricultural University, Beijing, P.R. China.

  • 2009, Visit Australia Farm Ranch, training the Inner Mongolia Herders.

  • 2006, Participated in the project of Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).


  • Sustainable development of grasslands in western China (2004-2008). Australia Project.

  • Improving the rural livelihoods of Inner Mongolian sheep herders through facilitating adoption of improved livestock production and grassland management systems(2006-2008).Australia Project

  • The Response of plant primary productivity in controlling warming and  adding nitrogen fertilization in Stipa breviflora. desert steppe(30860060)(2009-2011).National Natural Science Foundation of China.

  • The carbon accumulation and transformation of different stocking rates in Stipa breviflora. desert steppe(31072783)(2011-2013);National Natural Science Foundation of China.

  • The response mechanism of soil microbial community composition and diversity of climate change (warming and drought simulation) on desert steppe.(31100330)”(2012-2014); National Natural Science Foundation of China.

  • The technology integration and demonstration of carbon sequestration and emission reduction in different types of grassland “(20091403)”(2009-2011). Department of Science and Technology of Inner Mongolia.

  •  The techno-economic paradigm of Research and Demonstration in family ranch(20080706)(2008-2009).Department of Science and Technology of Inner Mongolia.

  • The technology integration and demonstrations of Grassland solid carbon and emission reduction(2008BAD95B03)(2009-2011);The Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China.

  • Research and demonstration on the mode of resources optimal allocation of family ranch in pastoral areas (201003019)(2010-2014)The Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China.

  • Pilot demonstration of degradation grassland restoration and sustainable use of technology in Family ranch.(2009A40073)(2010-2013);The Ministry of Science and Technology of The People’s Republic of China.

Peer Review Journal Publications

  1. Li Zhiguo (2011). Development of sustainable livestock system on grassland in north-western China. ACIAR proceeding NO 134. ISBN:978-1-921615-45-6. 2011

  2. Li Zhiguo (2011). Botany.Higher Education Press ,ISBN: 9787040325065

  3. Li Zhiguo (2008). Technology of Herbage Planting and Grassland improving. Science and Technology of Heilongjiang Press.

  4. Li Zhiguo, Wang Jianguang, Yao Guiping(2005).the Principal Components Analysis of Yield Factor about Mix-sowing of Medicago sativa & Bromus innermis. Grassland of China. .

  5. Li Zhiguo (2005).The Study of Community Stability and the Establishment of Yield Factors Model about Mix-Sowing of Medicago Sativa & Bromus Innermis. Master Thesis of Inner Mongolia Agriculture University,2005.

  6. Li Zhiguo,Han Guodong, Zhao Mengli, Zhang Min, Li Na(2008). Study on Optimized Management of Family Ranch in Desert Steppe. Agriculture Region Practaculture Conference Proceedings.

  7. Li Zhi-guo, ZHANG Fugui, Yao Meng, Han Guodong,  Li Jiangwen, Wang Ruizhen.Effect of Management Strategy Change on vegetation Characteristics in Household Ranch of Desert Steppe. Chinese Journal of Grassland. 2017.01, 39(1): 105~110.

  8. Zhiguo Li, Guodong Han, Mengli Zhao, Jing Wang, Zhongwu Wang, David R. Kemp, David L. Michalk, Andreas Wilkes, Karl Behrendt, Hong Wang, Colin Langford. Identifying management strategies to improve sustainability and household income for herders on the desert steppe in Inner Mongolia, China. Agricultural Systems, 2015, 132: 62–72

  9. Li Zhiguo, Han Guodong, Zhao Mengli, Wang Zhongwu, WangJing. An Overview and Prospects for Family Ranch. Acta Prataculturae Sinica. 2015,01:158-167.

  10. LI Zhiguo, HAN Guodong, ZHAO Mengli, YUAN Qing, QIAO Jiang, WANG Jing. Review of household ranch models. Chinese Journal of Eco-Agriculture, Dec. 2014, 22(12): 1385-1396.

  11. Li Zhiguo. Simulation Study of the Resources Optimizing Allocation and Adaptive Management in Household Ranch, Inner Mongolia: a case in Siziwang Banner. Doctor thesis of Inner Mongolia Agricultural University. 2015

  12. Li Yongqiang, Li Zhiguo, Dong Zhi, Wang Zhongwu, QU Zhiqiang, And Han Guodong. Effects of grazing intensity on windblown sediment mass flux and particle size distribution in the desert steppe of Nei Mongol, China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology. 2016, 40 (10): 1003–1014

  13. DU Yufan,GU Chen,WU Liji,XUE Wenjie,CHEN Wanjie,LI Zhiguo ,ZHAO Mengli, WANG Jing Species abundance pattern in Stipa breviflora desert steppe under different stocking rates.Chinese Journal of Ecology 2016, 35( 3) : 675-683

  14. Li Yongqiang, Li Zhiguo, Dong Zhi, Wang Zhongwu, Qu Zhiqiang, Han Guodong. Comparison on the Anti Erosion Characteristics Under Different Grazing Intensities on the Desert Steppe Based on the Wind Tunnel Simulation. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 2016.06.01,30(3):103~108.

  15.  Arong,LI Zhiguo,WANG Jing,HAN Guodong. Influence of Different Utilization Patterns on Quantitative Feature of Main Plant Species in Stipa grandis Steppe. Journal of Inner Mongolia Forestry Science & Technology. 2015,41(02):36-40.

  16. Li Jiangwen, Li Zhiguo, Wang Jing, Wang Ruizhen, Zhao Yanfang, Qin Jie, Han Guodong. Analysis and Application of Forage and Animal Balance Model on the Meadow Steppe in Inner Mongolia. Chinese Journal of Grassland. 2016,38(2):79-85.

  17. Li Jiangwen, Li Zhiguo, Wang Jing, Li Yuanheng, Han Guodong. Daily Weight Gain of Hulunbuir Short Tail Sheep in Response to Green house Precision Feeding after Weaning in Inner Mongolia. Acta Agrestia Sinica. 2015,23(05):1101-1105.

  18. Arong, Qin Jie, Wang Junfang, Badalahu, Li Zhiguo, Wang Jing, Han Guodong.  The Impact of Moving and Grazing on Soil Nutrient Contents in Stipa Grandis Steppe. Grassland and Prataculture.2015,02:34-39.

  19. Liu Fang, Han Guodong, Wang Zhongwu, Li Zhiguo, Wang Chengjie.  Effect of Stocking Rate on Plant Nutrients with Different Seasons in Stipa Breviflora Desert Steppe. Grassland and Prataculture. 2015,27(02):40-44.

  20. Wu Qian, Han Guodong, Wang Chengjie, Liu Xiaojuan, Wang Zhongwu, Li Zhiguo. Effect of Mixed Grazing System on Plant Community in the Desert Steppe in a Short Time. Grassland and Prataculture.2015, 01:40-45.

  21. Zhang Ruiyang, Han Guodong, Li Zhiguo, Li Jiangwen, Pan Zhanlei, Wang Ruizhen. Effect of Different Stocking Rate on the Economy and Forage-Animal Balance on the Meadow Steppe in Inner Mongolia - Taking Bayanhushuo, Ewenki Banner, as an Example. Chinese Journal of Grassland .2015, 37(06):6-13.

  22. Liu Jidong, Han Guodong, Wang Zhongwu, Wang Jing, Li Zhiguo. Effect of Stocking Rate on Soil Physical Property with Different Seasons in Stipa Breviflora Desert Steppe. Journal of Hulunbeier College. 2014,02:104-107.

  23. Liu Tong, Li Zhiguo, Han Guodong, Zhao Mengli, He Xiaolei, Wang Jing. Simulating research on Energy Balance between Forage and Animal Demand under Different Grazing Patterns on Household Farm on Desert Steppe. Grassland and Turf.2013,02:14-18.

  24. Xie Jing, Li Zhiguo, Aotegen, Wuyilesi, Wulumushan Burenbayier, Han Guodong, Wang Chengjie. Application of Forage and Livestock Energy Balance Model in Typical Steppe Family Ranches. Animal Husbandry and Feed Science.2013,34(04):13-16+60.

  25. Hong Wang, Y. Gan, Yong He, Kelsey Brandt, Xiaobo Qin, Zhiguo Li. Can surface residue alleviate water and heat stress? Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 2015, 95: 1-4.

  26. Chengjie Wang,  Guodong Han,  Shiping Wang,  Xiajie Zhai,  Joel Brown, Kris M. Havstad,  Xiuzhi Ma,  Andreas Wilkes,  Mengli Zhao,  Shiming Tang,  Pei Zhou,  Yuanyuan Jiang,  Tingting Lu, Zhongwu Wang  & Zhiguo Li. Sound management may sequester methane in grazed rangeland ecosystems. Scientific reports, 2014,3

  27. Han Guodong, Li Na, Zhao Mengli, Zhang Min, Wang Zhongwu, Li Zhiguo, Bai Weijie, Jones R., Kemp D.,Takahashi T. and Michalk D. 2011. Changing livestock numbers and farm management to improve the livelihood of farmers and rehabilitate grasslands in desert steppe: a case study in Siziwang Banner, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In ‘Development of 114 sustainable livestock systems on grasslands in northwestern China’, ed. by D.R. Kemp and D.L. Michalk.ACIAR Proceedings No. 134, 80–95. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research: Canberra.

  28. Wang Zhongwu, Han Guodong, Randall Jones, David Kemp, Li Zhiguo,Taro Takahashi and Zhao Mengli 2011.What are the solutions to the problems of loss ofsoil and plant biodiversity on China’s grasslands? In ‘Development of 114 sustainable livestock systems on grasslands in northwestern China’, ed. by D.R. Kemp and D.L. Michalk.ACIAR Proceedings No. 134, 128–139. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research: Canberra.

  29. Bai Weijie, Zhao Mengli, Han Guodong, Li Zhiguo, Chaoketu, Wuritu.(2010) Effect on Lactation Ewe Body Condition to Reproducing Performance of Household Ranch in Deseert Steppe[J]. Journal of Inner Mongolia Agricultural University(Natural Science Edition).1.47-50.

  30. Zhang Shuangyang,Han Guodong, Zhao Mengli,LI Zhiguo,Chaoketu,Wuritu,(2010).The Greenhouse Feeding Effect of Weight Gain of Wuzhumuqin Sheep Based on The Typical Model of Raising in Inner Mongolia in Winter [J].Animal Husbandry and Feed Science.31(2).45-48.

  31. Nashuntaogetao, Han Guodong, Zhao Mengli,LI Zhiguo,Chaoketu,Wuritu,(2010).The influence of Different Feeding Mode on Performance of Simmental Cattle and Grassland Production[J].Animal Husbandry and Feed Science. 31(2).57-59.

  32. Wang Jianguang,Tian Yan,Li Zhiguo(2006). Study about lawn weed control. Progress of Lawn and Ground Cover Science Conference Proceedings.


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