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Ecological variables for deep-ocean monitoring must include microbiota and meiofauna for effective conservation

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H.A. was supported by the German Research Foundation (grant numbers AR 288/23, MerMet 17-97 and MerMet 71-11). We thank R. Danovaro et al. for an open exchange of ideas during the preparation of this Matters Arising.

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J.I., D.Z. and A.V. initiated the Matters Arising. J.I. led the writing and all authors contributed to the writing and the development of the Matters Arising and its final form. J.I. produced the final agreed edited version.

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Ingels, J., Vanreusel, A., Pape, E. et al. Ecological variables for deep-ocean monitoring must include microbiota and meiofauna for effective conservation. Nat Ecol Evol 5, 27–29 (2021).

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