Where can I find a sketch of an atoll's life cycle?
I don't want to just give you the answer, because this is not only about knowing the answer, but also about how to find the information that you need (being resourceful). So first answer the question: what is an atoll? You may have learned from your biology or earth sciences class, or otherwise already know this. If not, check a dictionary or encyclopedia. For example, Merriam-Webster is online: http://www.m-w.com/. It contains a definition for atoll. Now that you know what it is, where would you expect to find information about an atoll? Maybe in a ...
Processes for atoll research are cited.