Hu Tianming

Tianming  Hu, Professor

Department of Grassland Science ,

College of Animal Science and Technology

No. 22, Xinong Road
Yangling City,
Shaanxi, China, 712100
Telephone: +(86) 29 8709 1610
Fax: +(86) 29 8709 2355


B.S. Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Grassland Science 1982
M.S. Northeast Normal University, Ecology 1985
Ph.D. China Agriculture University, Grassland Science 1996

Research Interests

1 Forage germplasm evaluation and breeding. We focus on forage physiological and molecular mechanism under abiotic stress and alfalfa breeding.

2 Forage natural products extraction and their activity. We focus on forages natural products extraction and their activity, their function to the animal.

3 Balance between Animal and Grassland Production and the Management of Grassland. We focus on balance between Animal-Grassland Production and the Grassland Management in Tibet.

4 Animal nutrition. We focus on new feeding stuff development, such as feeding of poultry.


  • Grassland Science : Forage Cultivativation , Spring, 2001 to present,
                      co-taught with Associate Prof. Mingxiu Long
    • Grassland Science : Grassland Management, Fall 2001 to present
      • Grassland Science : Seminar in grassland research, Fall, 2000 to present < >Grassland Science : Seminar in turf grass Science research , Fall, 2000 to present Awards

        Science and Technology Awards of Shaanxi Province(2nd Grade): Research and Demonstration on Forage and Feeding Crops Selection and Effective Cultivation. Issued Feb 8, 2007

        Science and Technology Awards of Shaanxi Province(1st Grade): Integration Research and Demonstration on Key Technology of Diary Industry. Issued Jan 28, 2008

        Patent: China. Patent No. ZL. 200410073338.6 – A Method of Innulin Extraction in Chicory. Issued November 22,2006

        Patent: China. Patent No. ZL. 200410073352.6 – A Way to Make Fructose by hydrolysis from Chicory . Issued  August 9, 2006.

        Patent: China. Patent No. ZL. 200710017658.3 – A Method of Tibetan Kobresia Germination. Issued April 22, 2009

        Outreach and Extension

        We offer technique support to animal husbandry in Tibet, especially in Tibetan grassland grazing capacity evaluation and breeding, production and utilization of wild forages. We also offer consultation on forage (especially alfalfa) variety selection, and cultivation for animal husbandry around Shaanxi Province. Our patents will be supported for new additive development.

        Front row from left to right : Mingxiu Long, Peizhi Yang, Jimin Cheng ,Tianming Hu,

        Shehui Cao, Quanzhen Wang, Yungui Yang ( main  colleagues of research and Extension).

        Publications (selected from peer-reviewed journals)

        Peizhi Yang, Hongmei Zheng, Steven Larson, Yanjun Miao and Tianming Hu*.  2010. Phylogenetic relationships of eleven Kobresia accessions from the Tibetan plateau. African Journal of Biotechnology. 9(23), 3359-3367.

        Gao-Lin Wu, Zhen-Heng Liu, Lei Zhang, Tian-Ming Hu*, Ji-Min Chen*.2010. Effects of artificial grassland establishment on soil nutrients and carbon properties in a black-soil-type degraded. Grassland.Plant and Soil. In Press

        Gao-Lin WU, Tian-Ming HU*, Zhen-Heng LIU. 2010. Trade-off of sexual and asexual recruitmentin, a dominant Weed Ligularia Virgaurea (Maxim) in Alpine Grasslands (China), Polish Journal of Ecology. 58 (1), 81-86

        Wu Gao-Lin, Wang Mei-Ru, Gao Ting, Hu Tian-Ming*. and Grant Davidson.2010 .Effects of mowing utilization on forage yield and quality in five oat varieties in alpine area of the eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. African Journal of Biotechnology 9(4), 461-466

        CHENG Jie , HU Tianming*, CHENG Jimin.2010. Responses of vegetation restoration to climate change during the past 30 years in enclosed grassland of Yunwu Mountain in semi-arid region of the Loess Plateau  Acta Ecologica Sinica, 30( 10) : 2630-2638

        XIE Guo-ping, HU Tian-ming* , WANG Quan-zhen, MIAO Yan-jun,Bianbadroma, ZHU Yong , XIONG Xiao-rui. 2010. A study on the impact of nitrogen application and harvest time on the seed yield of Tibetan wild Elymus nutans in Lhasa valley , Tibet. Acata Prataculturae Sinica.

        19 (2),89-96

        Xiao-ying Wang, Tian-ming HU*, Quan-zhen WANG, Li-min TIAN, Xiao-ling ZHANG and Kai TIAN. 2009. Growth of Kentucky Bluegrass as Influenced by Nitrogen and Trinexapacethyl.  Agricultural Sciences in China. 8(12) 1498-1502

        Hong-mei ZHENG, Tian-ming HU*, Quan-zhen WANG, Guo-yun ZHANG and Jiang-hu SONG.2009. Research of Genetic Diversity in Seven Kobresia by AFLP in Tibetan Plateau. Agricultural Sciences in China. 8, (8), 994-999

        LONG Ming-Xiu, GAO Jing-Hui , GAO Yang, HU Tian-Ming*, SHI Jun-Tong, WU Zhen, and

        YANG Hong-Xin. 2009. Relationship between Dry Matter Per Plant in First Cutting and the

        Yield-Related Traits in Twelve Alfalfa Varieties Introduced Overseas. Acata Agronomica Sinica. 35(10): 1923−1929

        XU Ya-mei, MIAO Yan-jun, HU Tian-ming*, WANG Quan-zhen, ZHENG Hong-mei. 2009. Evaluation of Germplasm Resources of Kobresia littledalei in Tibet. Chinese Journal of Grassland. 31(3),41-46

        ZHENG Hong-mei, HU Tian-ming*. 2008. Study on Seed Germination Characteristics and Molecular Phylogeny ofKobresia Willd. in Tibetan Plateau. Acata  Agrestica Sinica. 16(5), 542-544

        HU Xiao-yan, HU Tian-ming*, YANG Qing-chuan. 2007. Study on the Sexaul Reproductive Characteristic of Buchloe dactyloides and Cloning of DREB Transcription Factor Involved in Its Drought Resistance. Acta Agrestia Sinica. 15(5), 503-505