Juliet Carlisle's (Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007) research substantively deals with political behavior and public opinion with an emphasis on environmental politics and policy especially energy policy. In particular, Carlisle has dedicated a great deal of her time to research focused on public opinion and has investigated issues surrounding environmental concern including what people know about the environment, from where that knowledge originates and how that knowledge influences their opinions and their behavior with regard to the environment, offshore oil drilling and large-scale solar development. Carlisle’s forthcoming co-authored book manuscript, The Politics of Energy Crises, applies the theory of punctuated equilibrium to energy crises and explores energy policy during energy crises with specific attention on the role of public opinion, business interests and environmental activists. The book will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016. In 2012, Carlisle, with a team of researchers, was awarded a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to create a siting tool for large-scale solar energy development. Her primary role was with regard to the construction and administration of the survey instrument and consultation on how best to incorporate the survey results into the tools.