Simon Gadbois

Head shot of man in baseball cap, gray shirt, and backpack in a green field

Research Interests

I study domestic and wild canids (wolves, coyotes, and red foxes). I have studied the behavioural endocrinology and social behaviour of wolves as well as food caching action sequences in red foxes, coyotes and wolves. I am currently focused on olfactory processing in canids and the applications of canine scent processing, particularly with wildlife conservation dogs (dogs trained to search and track species at risk, particularly Nova Scotian reptiles, i.e., Northern ribbon snakes, wood turtles) and dogs used for biomedical detection, diagnosis and assistance (for diabetes and anxiety/PTSD).

Research Topics:

  • Animal behaviour
  • Animal Learning
  • Olfactory processing in Animals
  • Neuroethology of action sequences
  • Behavioural endocrinology of social behaviour and stress
  • Canids and other carnivores
  • Reptiles


BPS, MAPS (Moncton)
PhD (Dalhousie)

Bio adapted from Dalhousie University Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.