Response to Comment on "Impacts of historical warming on marine fisheries production".
- Author(s): Free, Christopher M
- Thorson, James T
- Pinsky, Malin L
- Oken, Kiva L
- Wiedenmann, John
- Jensen, Olaf P
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6454/eaax7170.full
Szuwalski argues that varying age structure can affect surplus production and that recruitment is a better metric of productivity. We explain how our null model controlled for age structure and other processes as explanations for the temperature-production relationship. Surplus production includes growth, recruitment, and other processes and provides a more complete description of food production impacts than does recruitment alone.