Bio


GARRY SOTNIK is a Lecturer with the Sustainability Science and Practice Program in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. He is a systems scientist with research focused on identifying robust strategies in contexts defined by deep uncertainty and global climate change. Garry develops and implements agent-based computer simulation models that explore co-evolutionary interactions among human cognition and behavior, on the one end, and biophysical conditions, on the other. He has experience designing and teaching courses on agent-based modeling and on different approaches to modeling coupled human and natural systems. Garry holds a Ph.D. in Systems Science from Portland State University and an M.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Management from Boston University.

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, ChangeX

2021-22 Courses


All Publications


  • A new agent-based model offers insight into population-wide adoption of prosocial common-pool behavior JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL SOCIOLOGY Sotnik, G., Shannon, T., Wakeland, W. 2022
  • A global assessment of policy tools to support climate adaptation CLIMATE POLICY Ulibarri, N., Ajibade, I., Galappaththi, E. K., Joe, E., Lesnikowski, A., Mach, K. J., Musah-Surugu, J., Alverio, G., Segnon, A. C., Siders, A. R., Sotnik, G., Campbell, D., Chalastani, V., Jagannathan, K., Khavhagali, V., Reckien, D., Shang, Y., Singh, C., Zommers, Z., Global Adaptation Mapping Initiati 2021
  • A systematic global stocktake of evidence on human adaptation to climate change NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE Berrang-Ford, L., Siders, A. R., Lesnikowski, A., Fischer, A., Callaghan, M. W., Haddaway, N. R., Mach, K. J., Araos, M., Shah, M., Wannewitz, M., Doshi, D., Leiter, T., Matavel, C., Musah-Surugu, J., Wong-Parodi, G., Antwi-Agyei, P., Ajibade, I., Chauhan, N., Kakenmaster, W., Grady, C., Chalastani, V., Jagannathan, K., Galappaththi, E. K., Sitati, A., Scarpa, G., Totin, E., Davis, K., Hamilton, N., Kirchhoff, C. J., Kumar, P., Pentz, B., Simpson, N. P., Theokritoff, E., Deryng, D., Reckien, D., Zavaleta-Cortijo, C., Ulibarri, N., Segnon, A. C., Khavhagali, V., Shang, Y., Zvobgo, L., Zommers, Z., Xu, J., Williams, P., Canosa, I., van Maanen, N., van Bavel, B., van Aalst, M., Turek-Hankins, L. L., Trivedi, H., Trisos, C. H., Thomas, A., Thakur, S., Templeman, S., Stringer, L. C., Sotnik, G., Sjostrom, K., Singh, C., Sina, M. Z., Shukla, R., Sardans, J., Salubi, E. A., Chalkasra, L., Ruiz-Diaz, R., Richards, C., Pokharel, P., Petzold, J., Penuelas, J., Avila, J., Murillo, J., Ouni, S., Niemann, J., Nielsen, M., New, M., Schwerdtle, P., Alverio, G., Mullin, C. A., Mullenite, J., Mosurska, A., Morecroft, M. D., Minx, J. C., Maskell, G., Nunbogu, A., Magnan, A. K., Lwasa, S., Lukas-Sithole, M., Lissner, T., Lilford, O., Koller, S. F., Jurjonas, M., Joe, E., Huynh, L. M., Hill, A., Hernandez, R. R., Hegde, G., Hawxwell, T., Harper, S., Harden, A., Haasnoot, M., Gilmore, E. A., Gichuki, L., Gatt, A., Garschagen, M., Ford, J. D., Forbes, A., Farrell, A. D., Enquist, C. F., Elliott, S., Duncan, E., de Perez, E., Coggins, S., Chen, T., Campbell, D., Browne, K. E., Bowen, K. J., Biesbroek, R., Bhatt, I. D., Kerr, R., Barr, S. L., Baker, E., Austin, S. E., Arotoma-Rojas, I., Anderson, C., Ajaz, W., Agrawal, T., Abu, T. 2021
  • Practices in Social Ecological Research: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in 'Adaptive Doing' (Book Review) SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES Book Review Authored by: Sotnik, G. 2021
  • A new agent-based model provides insight into deep uncertainty faced in simulated forest management LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY Sotnik, G., Cassell, B. A., Duveneck, M. J., Scheller, R. M. 2021
  • A transdisciplinary typology of change identifies new categories of adaptations and forms of co-adaptation in coupled human and natural systems SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE Sotnik, G., Fischer, A., Ibanez, I., Cousins, S. M. 2021; 16 (5): 1609-1623
  • The Doubly-Bounded Rationality of an Artificial Agent and its Ability to Represent the Bounded Rationality of a Human Decision-Maker in Policy-Relevant Situations JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL & THEORETICAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Sotnik, G. 2020; 32 (5): 727-749
  • The SOSIEL Platform: Knowledge-based, cognitive, and multi-agent BIOLOGICALLY INSPIRED COGNITIVE ARCHITECTURES Sotnik, G. 2018; 26: 103-117