Dr. Hong Li


  • Ph.D. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. May 2006
  • M.S. China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. June 2001
  • B.S. China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. June 1998

Research Interests

  • Animal welfare and environmental enrichment
  • Alternative housing systems for poultry
  • Air quality and emissions related to animal feeding operations
  • Environment control, instrumentation and modeling

Professional Activities

  • American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
  • Poultry Science Association (PSA)
  • Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA)

Recent Publications

Qi, Y., Z. Yang, H. Li, M. D. Buser, J. D. Wanjura, P. M. Downey, C. Zhang, C. Craige, A. Torrents, L. L. McConnell, G. A. Holt, C. J. Hapeman. 2018. Assessment of Particulate Matter and Ammonia Emission Concentrations and Respective Plume Profiles from a Commercial Poultry House. Environmental Pollution. (Accepted)

Yang, X. C. Zhang, and H. Li. 2018. Field Comparison of TSI DustTrak versus TEOM in Two Poultry Houses. Transactions of the ASABE (Accepted)

Martin, J., P. A. Moore, Jr., H. Li, A. Ashworth, and D. Miles. 2018. Effects of Land-Applied Ammonia Scrubber Solutions on Yield, Nitrogen Uptake, Soil Test Phosphorus, and Phosphorus Runoff. Journal of Environmental Quality (in press)

Hristov, A. N., A. T. Degaetano, C. A. Rotz, E. Hoberg, R. H. Skinner, T. Felix, H. Li, P. H. Patterson, G. Roth, M. Hall, T. L. Ott, L. Baumgard, W. Staniar, R. M. Hulet, C. J. Dell, A. F. Brito, D. Y. Hollinger. 2017. Climate change effects on livestock in the Northeast U.S. and strategies for adaptation. Climatic Change. Vulnerability Assessment of US Agriculture and Forests developed by the USDA Climate Hubs. July 2017. DOI 10.1007/s10584-017-2023-z

Weir, J., H. Li, L. K. Warren, E. Macon, and C. Wickens. 2017. Characterizing ammonia emissions from horses fed different crude protein concentrations J. Anim. Sci. 2017.95:1–11

Li, H., X. Wen, R. Alphin, Z. Zhu, and Z. Zhou. 2017. Effects of two different broiler flooring systems on production performances, welfare, and environment under commercial production conditions. Poultry Science 96(5): 1108-1119

Shepherd, T., Xin, H., Hayes, M., Zhao, Y., and Li, H. 2017. Ammonia and carbon dioxide emissions of three laying-hen housing systems as affected by manure accumulation time. Transactions of the ASABE 60(1): 229-236

Willis, W. B., Eichinger, W. E., Prueger, J. H., Hapeman, C. J., Li, H., Buser, M. D., & Hatfield, J. L. 2017. Particulate capture efficiency of a vegetative environmental buffer surrounding an animal feeding operation. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 240:101–108.

Willis, W.B., W.E. Eichinger, J.H. Prueger, C.J. Hapeman, H. Li, M.D. Buser, J.L. Hatfield, J.D. Wanjura, G.A. Holt, A. Torrents, S.J. Plenner, W. Clarida, S.D. Browne, P.M. Downey, and Q. Yao. 2017. Lidar method to estimate emission rates from extended sources. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. 34, 335–345

Zhang, C., A. Weiss, C. Lin, H. Li, R. Joerger, P. Chiu. 2016. Effects of multiple litter amendment applications in commercial broiler on ammonia emissions and litter microflora. Transactions of the ASABE 59(5): 1393-1401

Eugene, B., P. A. Moore, Jr., H. Li, D. Miles, S. Trabue, R. Burns, M. Buser. 2015. Effect of Alum Additions to Poultry Litter on In-House Ammonia and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Concentrations and Emissions. Journal of Environmental Quality 44:1530-1540

Li. H, C. Zhang, H. Xin. 2015. Performance of an infrared photoacoustic single gas analyzer in measuring ammonia from poultry houses. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 31(3):471-477

Zhao, Y., T. A. Shepherd, H. Li, H. Xin. 2015. Environmental assessment of three egg production systems–Part I: Monitoring system and indoor air quality. Poult. Sci. 94 (3): 518-533

Shepherd, T. A., Y. Zhao, H. Li, J. P. Stinn, M. D. Hayes, H. Xin. 2015. Environmental assessment of three egg production systems — Part II. Ammonia, greenhouse gas, and particulate matter emissions. Poult. Sci. 94 (3): 534-543. doi: 10.3382/ps/peu075

Brown-Brandl, T.M, M.D. Hayes, H. Xin, J.A. Nienaber, H. Li, R.A. Eigenberg, J.P. Stinn, and T.A. Shepherd. 2014. Heat and moisture production of modern swine. Transactions of the ASHRAE 120(1): 469-489

Hayes, M.D. H. Xin, H. Li, T. A. Shepherd, and J. P. Stinn. 2014. Electricity and fuel usage of aviary layer houses in the Midwestern USA. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 30(2): 259-266

Mendes, L., H. Li, H. Xin, J.W. do Nascimento. 2014. Evaluation of ec-5 soil moisture sensors for real-time determination of poultry manure or litter moisture content. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 30(2): 277-284

Stinn, J.P., H. Xin, T.A. Shepherd, H. Li, and R.T. Burns. 2014. Ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions of a modern U.S. swine breeding-gestation-farrowing system. Atmospheric Environment 98(2014): 620-628

Hayes, M.D. H. Xin, H. Li, T.A. Shepherd, Y. Zhao, and J. P. Stinn. 2013a. Ammonia, greenhouse gas, and particulate matter concentrations and emissions of aviary layer houses in the Midwestern USA. Transactions of the ASABE 56(5): 1921-1932

Zhao, Y., H. Xin, T. Shepherd, M. Hayes, J. Stinn, H. Li. 2013. Thermal Environment, Ammonia Concentrations, and Ammonia Emissions of Aviary Houses with White Laying Hens. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(3): 1145-1156

Hayes, M. D., H. Xin, H. Li, T. A. Shepherd, Y. Zhao, J. P. Stinn. 2013b. Heat and moisture production of Hy-line brown hens in aviary houses in the Midwestern United States. Transactions of the ASABE 56(2): 753-761.

Li, H., C. Lin, S. Collier, W. Brown. 2013. Assessment of frequent litter amendment application on ammonia emission from broilers operations. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association. 63(4): 442-452.












Contact Information
Dr. Hong Li

Assistant Professor

Animal and Food Sciences
046 Townsend Hall

Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-1652
Fax number: (302) 831-2822
Email: hli@udel.edu