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

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This work was supported by the H2020 projects MERCES (Grant agreement no. 689518), and IDEM (Grant agreement no. 11.0661/2017/750680/SUB/EN V.C2.), by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, by the NSERC Canadian Healthy Oceans Network and CFREF Ocean Frontier Institute, by JPI Oceans2 and ONC, by ARIM (MartTERA ERA-Net Cofound), by NSF grant OCE 1634172, by DOOS from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, by the EMSO-Link EU project (Grant agreement ID: 731036) and by the Faculty of Science RAE Improvement Fund of The University of Hong Kong.

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R.D., E.F., J.A., D.B., L.C., C.C., A.D., K.G., A.J.J., S.K., C.M., L.A.L., N.L., E.R.-L., H.A.R., C.R.S., P.V.R.S., L.T., C.L.V.D. and M.Y. equally contributed to the work, critically revised the final version and gave approval for publication.

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Danovaro, R., Fanelli, E., Aguzzi, J. et al. Reply to: Ecological variables for deep-ocean monitoring must include microbiota and meiofauna for effective conservation. Nat Ecol Evol 5, 30–31 (2021).

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