Look your scholars up in these databases. Look for articles or books by them, and for reviews of their work by other scholars. Google them as well to see what kind of scholar they are, and where they got their degrees:
Use Historical Abstracts, Academic Search Complete, or Worldwide Political Science Abstracts to find 2 articles and use IDS Search to find 2 books on the topic you've decided to research (or that you have been assigned in class).
Use THIS GOOGLEDOC to record information about what you find.
Group 1: Use of Oral History or Oral Tradition in African Environmental History
Group 2: Human/environment Relationships
Group 3: Food Ways/Food production in Africa
Group 4: African memory and landscapes
Group 5: Colonialism and Environmental History
Group 6: Conservation in African history
Group 7: Pastoralism in Africa
Group 8: Sacred places and spaces
Group 9: Health, healing, and medicine
Group 10 Social justice and the environment