Jennifer Verdolin has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). She says:
I am interested in the social and mating behavior of mammals (including humans). When I am not doing interesting research on lemurs, sea turtles, humans, or prairie dogs, I’m busy being a part time radio personality, author, and occasional movie star. Hair, its color, texture, and length can be an honest signal of mate quality- unless of course it is dyed or composed of extensions. The natural length, softness, and color of my hair has long fascinated many, from males on lek mating grounds (otherwise known as nightclubs) to strangers of either gender while I am out and about foraging in grocery stores. There is only one individual of my own species permitted to cut or otherwise alter my mane. Although grooming my locks can be tedious and arduous, the end result is well worth the 10% of my time budget.
Jennifer Verdolin, Ph.D., Ph.D, LFHCfS
Department of Evolutionary Anthropology
Durham, North Carolina, USA