Which of the 5 ecosystems in Southern California (coastal wetland, chaparral, riparian, conifer/mixed forest and Pacific Ocean) provide each of the following ecosystem services? Provide a thorough explanation of how each ecosystem provides the services it does. Remember that a single ecosystem may provide more than 1 service!
•water supply and purification
•erosion and flood control
What are the top 2 ecosystems that should have preferential state funding allocated to them for protection and conservation? Justify your answer.