A comment on addressing climate change using MSE
The real scientific need in this case is to determine what the plausible impacts of climate change are on the operating models for resource dynamics being used in MSE. Current research in this area seems best able to inform on spatial temperature changes, and hence on likely resource distribution shifts. But the information which is the most important for an extended MSE incorporating the impacts of climate change is that regarding the associated changes in population abundance and productivity shifts. Future research in this area consequently needs to focus on providing improved information on the likely directions and magnitudes of these changes.